Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 2/27/13

DETROIT - JUNE 12: Jordan Staal #11 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after defeating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 2-1 to win Game Seven and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Malkin skated for 30 minutes today: Bylsma told reporters after the Penguins' practice in Sunrise, Fla. that Malkin went on the ice after being symptom-free Tuesday. One thing Malkin will miss on this trip is to match up against his old friend Jordan Staal. Pierre Lebrun had an interesting write up on Staal today. Two interesting notes: Sources confirmed at the time that the Rangers and Penguins did talk regarding Jordan Staal, but a deal between divisional rivals would have cost the Blueshirts undoubtedly more than what Carolina paid.  Yummm yikes. Lebrun ended the piece with this: "He was a lot of fun to play with," Staal said of No. 87. "It’s exciting to have watched him from the bench over the years. Now to try and defend him and keep him off the score sheet, that’s a huge challenge but one that I’m looking forward to and our whole team is looking forward to." Really going to be a fun matchup to see those two go at it. After ...
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