Found December 14, 2011 on
The Penguins were given a reprieve from their injuries for at least a night against Detroit. It was feared that centers Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal would be unavailable.

Malkin and Staal game time decisions against Detroit

Just a little over two weeks ago the Penguins were sitting pretty good with all their stars healthy and back on the ice.  Now we are all of a sudden back to the injury shuffle.  In a little surprise Evgeni Malkin wasn’t on the ice this morning for the game day morning skate.  Coach Dan Bylsma acknowledged that Malkin would be a game time decision but no further details were...

Penguins' Malkin, Staal game-time decisions

Pittsburgh Penguins centers Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal will be game-time decisions for Tuesday's matchup with the Detroit Red Wings. Malkin was a no-show at Tuesday morning's skate and coach Dan Bylsma did not shed any light on his situation. He has back-to-back two-point games and has 10 goals and 18 assists in 23 games. Stall, who sat out Saturday's game against...

Bad breaks slow Malkin, Penguins in setback

Coach Dan Bylsma said before the game that Evgeni Malkin, not in morning skate, was a "game-time decision" for the Pens.

Now Evgeni Malkin is a Game-Time Decision Too

Because this is what we needed. From the Penguins game day report: Head coach Dan Bylsma said Malkin is a game-time decision and gave no other details. He also confirmed that Staal is a game-time decision as well. Staal took part in the morning skate. Malkin did not. Jason Williams has been called back up from WBS. It looks like Joe Vitale could be the Penguins...

Malkin Returning to Dominant Form

When athletes undergo a devastating knee surgery, it usually takes a good 12 months before they feel back to normal – let alone play at their highest level. But Evgeni Malkin isn’t your typical athlete. After going under the kni...

Status of Pens center Staal is still uncertain

Penguins center center Jordan Staal, suffering from a lower-body injury, played earlier this week in a loss to the Red Wings.

Red Wings slow down Malkin, Pens at Consol

Evgeni Malkin scored once, but later hit two posts and was robbed by Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, as the Penguins ultimately fell to the Red Wings.

Mark Spizzirri: Datsyuk outshines Malkin in Red Wings 4-1 victory

Despite the absence of the league's best offensive player in Sidney Crosby on Tuesday night, the matchup still provided a rare glimpse of two of the league's top Russian forwards facing off against each other. Centers Evgeni Malkin and Pavel Datsyuk put on fantastic performances on Tuesday night with Datsyuk getting the better of his countryman, leading the Red Wings to...

Penguins might be even more shorthanded tonight vs. Wings

The Red Wings could be facing a Pittsburgh Penguins team missing its top three centers tonight at Consol Energy Center, as Sidney Crosby is out for sure, and Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal are questionable.

Red Wings-Penguins quick: ground down, or ‘the Danny comes around’

The Detroit Red Wings may as well have been playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in April given the sandpapery grit and grind, vicious intensity, immense attention paid to detail by both teams and nothing less than a grudge match’s worth of effort as lines neutralized their opponents and, for a while, anyway, it looked like the game would only showcase Evgeni Malkin and Pavel Datsyuk’s...

Goals Of The Year

There are great moments in hockey every day, but some speciffically stand out. With about one third of the season already over, let's take a look at some of the goals of the year. In my mind, these were the top five. Evgeni Malkin Goal Versus Colarado 11/15/11This is Evgeni Malkin at his very best. Malkin showcases his quickness and deking skills on this play as he undresses...

Red Wings-Penguins wrap-up and overnight report: earned bounces, Viagra and M1 goes bye-bye

The difference between, “Yeah, but…” and, “Yes, because…” The Detroit Red Wings’ 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins involved perhaps the first appearance of road-worthy grit from the Red Wings as well as a few fortunate bounces—in the form of two goalposts hit by Evgeni Malkin, a diving save by Jimmy Howard anda gloved-down keep-in by Pavel Datsyuk which swiftly...

John Toperzer: Pens gearing up for back-to-back weekend games

Penguins Practice updates and a look back over the last couple days Follow me on Twitter @JohnToperzer Line rushes from Thursday’s practice are: Kunitz-Malkin-Neal Cooke-Dupuis-Sullivan/Kennedy Asham-Adams-MacIntyre Jordan Staal, Kris Letang, and now Joe Vitale are missing. Defensemen Zbynek Michalek and Brian Strait are both back, according to the Penguins’ Web site....

Datsyuk, Wings handle injury-depleted Pens 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Evgeni Malkin spent two periods making the Pittsburgh Penguins forget all about Sidney Crosby.

Game #31 - vs Detroit Red Wings

2011-12 Game 31 Detroit Red Wings (18-9-1, 37 points) at Pittsburgh Penguins (17-9-4, 38 points) Zetterberg is on pace for his lowest scoring output since before the lockout. Why does it matter? The Pens will need to get used to the Life Without Sidney Crosby game yet again.  The Captain is out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.  They also...
Penguins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.