Riding a twelve game winning streak, the Pittsburgh Penguins will get a boost this week in the return of Evgeni Malkin who has missed the past four games due to a sore knee.
Malkin participated fully in today’s practice at Southpointe but neither Malkin nor head coach Dan Bylsma were ready to say that he will play in tomorrow night’s showdown against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Bylsma in fact sounded like a coach
whose leaning towards sitting Malkin for one more game. Based on practice it appeared that way too as Malkin did not center his normal second line, filling in for Chris Kunitz on the first line.
However, we won’t know for sure until after tomorrow’s morning skate.
The Penguins play Tuesday night in Philadelphia and return home to host the New York Rangers Wednesday night. The Penguins are then off until Monday against the Phoenix Coyotes at home.
Could be in the Penguins best interest just to shutdown Malkin until next Monday but by the sounds of things, looks like well see him back in the lineup by Wednesday.
Forward Chris Kunitz did not practice today. He is day-to-day according to Dan Bylsma. Kunitz got banged up against
Dustin Jeffrey practiced today on the 4th line and will travel with the team to Philadelphia.
Additional Winter Classic Tickets
Starting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., additional seats for the Winter Classic will be made available to all season ticket holders through the Penguins ticket department.
Most of this remaining inventory is available in scattered single seats, triples and sets of five in the following price points:
$250 (200 Level – Club Seats)
$149 (100 Level – Endzone/Corners/Sides)
$149 (500 Level – First 5 Rows)
$139 (500 Level – Sides)
$129 (500 Level – Bleachers/Corners)
Season Ticket Holders can purchase a maximum of 5 tickets.
The remaining Winter Classic inventory will go on sale exclusively to Season Ticket Holders Tuesday, December 14 at 10:00 am through the Penguins Ticketing Department.