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Malkin, Staal in Penguins' lineup vs. Wings

Tuesday, 12.13.2011 / 7:23 PM / News

By Alan Robinson - NHL.com Correspondent

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Malkin, Staal in Penguins' lineup vs. Wings
Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal were in the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup Tuesday night against the Detroit Red Wings after previously being listed as game-time decisions.
PITTSBURGH -- Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal were in the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup Tuesday night against the Detroit Red Wings after previously being listed as game-time decisions.
 
Earlier in the day, coach Dan Bylsma raised the possibility that the Penguins might be without their top three centers against the hot Red Wings. Captain Sidney Crosby is out indefinitely after developing concussion-related symptoms last week.
 
Staal, off to one of the best starts of his career offensively with 12 goals in 27 games, returned after an unspecified lower-body injury kept him out of Pittsburgh's 6-3 victory against the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
 
Malkin played against the Islanders and practiced on Monday, only to unexpectedly miss the morning skate Tuesday. Bylsma did not give a reason for Malkin's absence and said his status would be determined at game time.
 
Malkin was seen at Consol Energy Center following the skate and did not appear to be favoring any injury.
 
The Penguins went into their only game of the season against Detroit looking for their third consecutive victory against the Red Wings over the last two seasons. The two teams met in the 2008 and 2009 Stanley Cup Final, with each winning once.
 
Detroit has won nine of its last 11 games overall.
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