Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Malkin Given a Game

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will miss tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers, as the league suspended him for the one game for a stick swinging incident on Monday night against the Philadelphia Flyers, the video of the incident is below.

Malkin had just returned to the lineup from a brief absence, due to injury, only to pick up a point in his return, not to mention a match penalty on the play in question and the league's ruling on Tuesday afternoon.  He will be eligible to return to the lineup on Saturday afternoon, when the Penguins play host to the Flames.

Even with his brief absence, Malkin has been one of Steve's best players this season, posting 56 points in 51 games with the Penguins, which has him ranked 34th in hockey pool scoring this season.  Still, Steve isn't quite getting the return he was hoping for, taking him with the 13th overall pick in the draft this year, but he has had some other bargain picks to make up for it, somewhat.

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