, last season's NHL scoring leader, didn't take long to make an impact for the Pittsburgh Penguins
in his first game back after a shoulder injury.
On his first shift, Malkin made a pass from the Boston blue line that sprung defenseman Jay McKee
into the zone, and McKee whipped a backhander past Tim Thomas
just 1:42 into Saturday night's game against the Bruins at Mellon Arena. It was Malkin's 100th career assist.
The Penguins were 1-5-0 without Malkin, who was injured in a 4-3 win at Columbus on Oct. 30. They came into Saturday having lost their last four games and had scored just one goal in their last three.