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Penguins Report: Game Day at Edmonton

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins



GAME DAY REPORT



--Sam Kasan


PENS TV SOUND

Brandon Sutter



Mark Arcobello



--Sam Kasan


QUOTE 'EM


--Sam Kasan


MALKIN BACK
It's been officially confirmed: head coach Mike Johnston said after morning skate that Evgeni Malkin would return to the lineup tonight after missing the last five games (and the NHL All-Star weekend) with a groin injury that he suffered Jan. 20 at Philadelphia.

--Michelle Crechiolo


PENS PICS


Quite the turnout for an optional skate


Mike Bales, Crosby and Downie are all focused on the same thing while Fleury makes eye contact with Sam snapping photos


Western Canada loves it when this guy passes through




Malkin strikes a similar pose to Crosby


All signs are pointing to this guy returning to the lineup tonight


David Perron is one of two former Oilers acquired by the Pens this year...


...Along with Mark Arcobello

--Sam Kasan (photos) and Michelle Crechiolo (captions)


MORNING SKATE INFO
The Pens held an optional morning skate at Rexall Place, however there were only two players that did not participate - Paul Martin and Rob Scuderi. All the forwards were on the ice, including Evgeni Malkin - who could potentially return to the lineup tonight after missing five games with a groin injury.

--Sam Kasan


DIGITAL PREVIEW


--Sam Kasan


SCOUTING THE OILERS



--Sam Kasan


START ME UP
Good morning hockey fans. Here are some game notes to get you ready for tonight's showdown in Oil Country...
  • The Penguins begin their annual trip to Western Canada against the Edmonton Oilers (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio 105.9 The X) at Rexall Place.
  • The Penguins are 2-0-2 in their last four trips to Edmonton.
  • Overall, the Penguins have gone 5-0-2 in their last seven games against the Oilers, regardless of location.
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--Sam Kasan
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