Bylsma said there was no medical reason Malkin did not skate Saturday, that it was an ice-availability issue. He suffered a concussion in a Feb. 22 game against the Florida Panthers and was placed on injured reserve Sunday.
"He's working out off-ice both yesterday and today," Bylsma said.
Malkin has four goals and 21 points in 18 games this season.
Byslma said defenseman Paul Martin is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.