Pittsburgh Penguins (42-24-6-90 pts) @ Detroit Red Wings (35-23-13-83 pts)
Pre-game Buzz: Pittsburgh Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin did not participate in the Penguins morning skate today.
Malkin who remains bothered by a sore right foot was expected to test his injured foot about 90 minutes before tonight’s game but likely won’t play tonight against the Detroit Red Wings.
Malkin sat out Sunday’s practice to give his injured foot a days rest but was optimistic about playing tonight.
Maxime Talbot who has been a healthy scratch for two straight games, centered Alex Ponikarovsky and Ruslan Fedotenko in the morning skate and will return to the lineup.
Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal for Pittsburgh.