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Malkin makes quick impact in first game back

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Evgeni Malkin, 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.






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