When the Penguins take the ice tonight to square off against the Flyers in Philadelphia, they will welcome Evgeni Malkin back to the lineup.
Coach Sullivan said Evgeni Malkin will return to the lineup tonight after missing the last 23 games with a lower-body injury!— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) May 3, 2021
Malkin has been sidelined, having missed the last 23 games with a lower body injury.
During line rushes at the morning skate, Malkin centered a line between Jason Zucker and Kasperi Kapenen.
#Pens lineup at the skate...— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) May 3, 2021
Mike Matheson did not participate in practice, and head coach Mike Sullivan provided an update, saying that the defenseman will be out of the lineup on a week-to-week basis after being hit in the face with a puck during Saturday’s game against the Capitals.
Sullivan also added that Evan Rodrigues’ status is day-to-day.
Per Mike Sullivan, Mike Matheson is week to week with an undisclosed injury.— Seth Rorabaugh (@SethRorabaugh) May 3, 2021
Evan Rodrigues remains day to day.
Evgeni Malkin will play tonight.
Brandon Tanev remains sidelined but has been cleared for contact.
Lastly, Sullivan discussed Brandon Tanev’s status, saying that the Penguins winger remains sidelined due to the injury he is dealing with, but he has been cleared to take contact in practice.
The Penguins will take on the Flyers tonight at 7:00 p.m., the first of two games against their cross-state rivals in as many days, before wrapping up there season with a two-game series with the Sabres later in the week.