PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Guess who’s back?
Evgeni Malkin was back on the ice Saturday, as the Pittsburgh Penguins took on the New York Rangers.
Malkin practiced earlier in the week, a positive sign for fans who hoped to see him play this weekend.
Malkin suffered an “upper-body” injury on March 11 and missed the final 15 games of the season. His initial recovery was expected to last 6-8 weeks, which would put his return closer to the end of the first round or the start of the second round.
Marc-André Fleury missed Game 1 against the Rangers as he continues to recover from a concussion. Missing Game 1 was not due to a setback in his recovery, however.