Evgeni Malkin to test free agency
The Pittsburgh Penguins were informed just after 4:00 p.m. today that center Evgeni Malkin has decided to test free agency on Wednesday. The Malkin camp led by Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access" have completely cut off negotiations with the Penguins ahead of the start of free agency. Increments of progress in talks were made over the weekend but a sizeable gap remained between the two sides before talks ended hours ago.
A source close to the situation said Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access" ‘excited’ to go on the free agent market for the first time in his career.
Meanwhile for the Penguins, they have some clarity entering free agency with the 36 hour + notice. One situation to monitor is the potential resigning of forward E Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"