The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated forward Evgeni Malkin from injured reserve, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.
Goaltender Louis Domingue, as well as forwards Anthony Angello and Radim Zohorna have been recalled to Pittsburgh's main roster.
Malkin, 35, has missed the first 34 games of the 2021-22 season following offseason knee surgery.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound forward recorded 28 points (8G-20A) in 33 games last season, which included an eight-game point streak from March 2-15, 2021 (4G-8A) and his 1,100th career point on March 15 versus Boston.
This season will mark Malkin's 16th with the team since making his NHL debut in 2006. He will join Sidney Crosby (17), Mario Lemieux (17) and Kris Letang (16) as the only players in franchise history to skate 16 seasons with the team. This is the 16th season that Malkin, Crosby and Letang have played together, which is the most by a trio in NHL history.
The three-time Stanley Cup champion has the third-most points in Penguins history with 1,104 (424G-680) in 940 career games, the second-most games played among Penguins all-time. He enters tonight's game 15 goals away from tying Jaromir Jagr for the third-most goals in franchise history at 439, and one game-winning goal shy of tying Mario Lemieux for the second-most game-winning goals in team history (74).
Malkin's 1,104 career points are the fifth-most among active players, while his 1.17 points-per-game average ranks third. The Magnitogorsk, Russia native has the third-most points by a Russian-born player in NHL history and sits 16 assists away from tying Sergei Fedorov for the most career assists by a Russian-born player (696).
The Penguins are in the midst of a season-long six-game road trip which continues tonight as they face the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center at 10:00 PM ET.