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Penguins Practice Roundup: Malkin back with team in limited role

The Penguins skated Tuesday morning ahead of their game against the Devils, with Evgeni Malkin

NHL: MAR 15 Bruins at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With the first of three games against the Devils this week set to take place this evening, the Penguins skated and we got some updates on a number of players.

Both Evgeni Malkin and Kasperi Kapanen, who have been out of the lineup since March 16th and March 25th, respectively, skated with the team.

Both players were in non-contact jerseys, but skating is still good progress at this point.

Malkin nor Kapanen took part in line rushes.

Post-Gazette reporter Matt Vensel observed that Kapanen might appear closer to returning than Malkin.

After practice, Zach Aston-Reese noted that the two were ‘flying.’

After practice, Mike Sullivan spoke as well.

Sullivan said it’s been encouraging for Kapanen and Malkin to be joining the team and that there are ballpark dates the team has in mind for when they’ll be able to be full participants.

To no one’s surprises, Sullivan did not share those dates with the public.

Sullivan then said that when the Penguins take the ice tonight, Tristan Jarry will be starting in the Penguins net.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.