Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin
was back on the ice for practice on Friday afternoon at Southpointe. Malkin missed the previous two games after suffering an undisclosed injury when he was hit with a shot in the Penguins' 2-1 victory at Tampa Bay on March 14.
Malkin tested the injury in New Jersey (Wednesday) and Boston (Thursday) but did not skate or practice. Friday was his first time back to practice with his teammates. He is currently listed as day-to-day and his status for the Penguins' Saturday game against Carolina is unknown.