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Malkin to play for Penguins on Saturday

Center missed 10 games with injury; Bonino also returning

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will return to the lineup Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets (3 p.m. ET; SN, ROOT, NHL.TV).

"Everything is good. Today was a hard skate, but I'm ready to play. I'm ready to show my best," Malkin told the Penguins website.

Malkin, who missed 10 games with a lower-body injury, centered Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel at practice.

Malkin has 23 goals and 49 points in 49 games this season. The Penguins are 5-4-1 without him; they lost 5-1 to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

Center Nick Bonino, who has missed 17 games with a hand injury, also will return Saturday.

"I thought they looked strong," coach Mike Sullivan said. "They've had a few practices now under their belt. They've had lots of contact. They've gotten involved in intensity drills. I thought they looked really strong out there."

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