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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Evgeni Malkin returned from a 5-game absence on Monday because of an upper-body injury, and after Pittsburgh beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1, the Penguins could be without their No. 2 center again.

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Malkin was given a match penalty for swinging his stick at the head of Flyers forward Michael Raffl late in Monday’s game.

He will have a hearing Tuesday with the NHL’s department of player safety.

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Match penalties are automatically reviewed by the league office.

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Malkin had an assist, four shots on goal and won 56 percent of his faceoffs prior to being ejected late in the game.