Pittsburgh Penguins star ahead Evgeni Malkin has been out of motion since he sustained a lower-body harm versus the Boston Bruins on March 16 that landed him on the injured reserve record.
Per Wes Crosby of the league’s official web site, Malkin skated on his personal Wednesday for the primary time for the reason that harm however continues to be thought-about week to week. Malkin did not journey with the Penguins for his or her present street journey that resumes with Thursday’s matchup on the New York Rangers. Pittsburgh’s subsequent house sport is April 15 versus the Philadelphia Flyers.
“It is large. It is a large step,” Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby stated of Malkin’s return to the ice. “Understanding how necessary he’s to this workforce and simply the quantity of men that we have seen exit right here currently, it is at all times nice once you hear that guys are progressing. It is the identical with [Malkin].
“So it is a large step, and we have been battling fairly arduous right here with guys out of the lineup. We’ve got to proceed to try this.”
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 highest 4 golf equipment from every division earn playoff berths.