Pittsburgh Penguins star ahead Evgeni Malkin has been out of motion since he sustained a lower-body injury versus the Boston Bruins on March 16 that landed him on the injured reserve listing.
Per Wes Crosby of the league’s official website, Malkin skated on his personal Wednesday for the primary time because the injury but is still thought-about week to week. Malkin did not journey with the Penguins for his or her present highway journey that resumes with Thursday’s matchup on the New York Rangers. Pittsburgh’s subsequent house recreation is April 15 versus the Philadelphia Flyers.
“It’s huge. It’s a big step,” Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby stated of Malkin’s return to the ice. “Knowing how vital he is to this workforce and simply the quantity of men that we have seen exit right here recently, it is at all times nice while you hear that guys are progressing. It’s the identical with [Malkin].
“So it’s a big step, and we’ve been battling pretty hard here with guys out of the lineup. We have to continue to do that.”
Pittsburgh begins Wednesday’s slate of video games third within the NHL East standings with 50 factors, 4 factors behind each the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders and 4 factors forward of the Boston Bruins. The high 4 golf equipment from every division earn playoff berths.