Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin set to make season debut Tuesday vs. Ducks


Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin will return to the lineup Tuesday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

Watch the Penguins face off against the Ducks starting at 10 p.m. ET on Sportsnet.

Malkin missed the first few months of the 2021-22 campaign recovering from off-season surgery on his right knee.

A four-time All-Star and 2012 Hart Trophy winner, Malkin has 424 goals and 680 assists in 940 games since being selected second overall by the Penguins in 2004.

Pittsburgh (20-9-5) is fourth in the Metropolitan Division and just had a 10-game winning streak snapped with a 3-2 loss Saturday against the Dallas Stars.

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