(Eds: With AP Photos.) By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer Dan Byslma isn't a doctor, even though the Pittsburgh Penguins' coach sometimes sounds like one while running down his team's lengthy injured list.
So forgive Bylsma if he can't say for certain whether star center Evgeni Malkin is fully recovered from the torn ACL in his right knee that prematurely ended the Russian's 2010-11 season.
Malkin's entertainingly broken English doesn't lend itself to adjectives, anyway. Ask Malkin how he's feeling and the Russian just smiles and says ''good.''
All Bylsma knows is what he sees. And at the moment he sees the 25-year-old All-Star playing arguably the best hockey of his career, heady territory considering Malkin won the Conn Smythe Trophy while helping the Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup.
''I don't know if he's going to have another couple levels to get to 100 percent,'' Bylsma said. ''(If so) in six more months it's going to be really scary.''
It already is.
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