By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin traveled with the team to New York and is possible for tonight’s 7 p.m. game against the Islanders.

“Evgeni will be coming on the trip with us,” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. “He’s not ruled in or out for (tonight’s) game.”

Malkin has played in just three games this season, registering a goal and three assists. He has experienced soreness in his surgically repaired knee, and Bylsma has said it’s best for Malkin to take time to rest early in the season and get healthy, especially with the heavy schedule in the month of October.

Bylsma said the statuses of the rest of Pittsburgh’s injured players haven’t changed.

Defenseman Zbynek Michalek is out 4-6 weeks with a broken finger. Sidney Crosby is still participating in full practices but isn’t expected to travel with the team to New York.

Lastly, Tyler Kennedy is still recovering from a concussion and has no time line to return.

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