Pittsburgh Penguins Getting a Huge Boost Monday

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that center Evgeni Malkin will make his long awaited return to the lineup on Monday against the Philadelphia Flyers, after missing 23 games with a lower-body injury.

Malkin has been out since March 16th and his head coach confirmed the news on Monday. The team has been battling the injury bug all season and continues to strive to get everyone back healthy. However, that's going to need to wait because as Malkin returns, the team announced Evan Rodrigues is day-to-day and defenseman Michael Matheson is out week-to-week.

As for Malkin, the three-time Stanley Cup champion has produced 24 points in the 29 games he's appeared in this season and will look to get back on track before playoff time. He was heating up before his injury and hopes to find the same chemistry with line mate Kasperi Kapanen and likely Jason Zucker on the other side.

The Penguins are trying to stay at the top of the East division as they have a two point lead on the Washington Capitals.

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