Found October 10, 2011 on Post-Gazette:
EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Penguins last season got a lot of practice playing -- and doing a fair job of winning -- without top centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

Malkin, Orpik both out for Penguins home opener

Evgeni Malkin will miss his second straight game this season with an undisclosed lower body injury.  Defenseman Brooks Orpik who has yet to play this year still recovering from surgery he had over the summer.  Malkin did skate with the team this morning but Orpik did not.  Here’s what Coach Bylsma had to say about the two: “Brooks Orpik, while he is improving, thinks it...

Malkin Will Miss Penguins Home Opener

 It's official:  Don't expect to see Evgeni Malkin in the home opener lineup for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the center probably won't dress for Tuesday's contest versus the Florida Panthers.Malkin was hurt during Saturday's win over the Calgary Flames. The Penguins claim this injury is unrelated to February's surgical...

Crosby Updates His Status

from Alan Robinson at, The wait continues for Sidney Crosby, even though it might not go on that much longer. On a day of guarded optimism in Pittsburgh that Crosby finally would get clearance to engage in full contact during practice, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain went through another game-day skate wearing a no-contact helmet. Despite a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...

Penguins' Malkin off ice for Edmonton contest

Center Evgeni Malkin was not in the lineup for the Penguins Sunday night in Edmonton only 24 hours after he missed the majority of the third period in Calgary

Malkin out for Pens' home opener tonight

Center Evgeni Malkin will not play in the Penguins' home opener tonight against Florida, coach Dan Bylsma said this morning.

Penguins beat the Florida Panthers, 4-2

Playing without injured star centers Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, the Penguins beat the Florida Panthers, 4-2, Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center in their 2011-12 home opener.

Malkin out for Penguins with lower-body injury

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin was held out of Sunday night's game against the Edmonton Oilers with a lower-body injury, the team said.

Pens Ready For Opening Night Despite Key Pieces Missing

By Joe Depto (@PensDeptoTFP) It’s almost become second nature for the Penguins at this point. No Crosby, no Malkin; no security in victory. And since it’s become second nature for this club, we’ll include an Orpik injury as well. Heck of a way to pump up your home opener, no? Regardless, It may not be the home opener that those hunting for ratings would be enthralled for...

Penguins Notebook: Sore Malkin misses second game in row

The Penguins, a team considered to be deep at center, are hurting at that position. For the team's home opener Tuesday night against Florida, Evgeni Malkin missed his second game in a row because of unspecified "soreness," according to coach Dan Bylsma, while Sidney Crosby (concussion) and Dustin Jeffrey (knee) remained out.

Malkin to miss home opener

Center Evgeni Malkin will not play Tuesday in the Pittsburgh Penguins' home opener against the Florida Panthers.

Florida Panthers’ slide against Penguins continues, 4-2

The Panthers failed to get their first 2-0 start since 2005, losing to the Penguins, who were without stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

Vote: Which Eastern Conference Team Poses Biggest Threat to Bruins?

The Eastern Conference already hosts its fair share of powerhouse teams, and a bunch of those teams used the offseason to improve their lineups. Because of this, the Bruins will have some tough matchups ahead when they play teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens. The Penguins continue to be a powerful team, especially with forward Evgeni Malkin...

Penguins improve to 2-0, defeat Flames (AP)

Evgeni Malkin, Craig Adams and Tyler Kennedy scored to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Defenseman Matt Niskanen had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which improved to 2-0 on the season and on their Western Canadian tour. Jordan Staal added an empty-net goal for the Penguins.
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