By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pens have activated Jason Zucker off of injured reserve and placed Evgeni Malkin on long-term injured reserve.

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GM Ron Hextall announced the changes Monday before the game against the New York Islanders. Malkin was put on long-term injured reserve retroactive to March 16.

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Zucker missed the last 18 games with a lower-body injury.

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The Pens face off against the Islanders tonight at PPG Paints Arena.