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No Fleury for the Penguins in Game 2, but Malkin’s back

Evgeni Malkin

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 2 of their first round series against the New York Rangers. The Penguins managed to win Game 1 without their starting goalie and they’ll hope for another solid performance from Jeff Zatkoff.

Fleury’s been sidelined with a concussion since Mar. 31.

On a more positive note, it looks like the Penguins will be getting Evgeni Malkin back. Malkin’s been out since Mar. 11 because of an upper-body injury. The 29-year-old gives the Penguins an immediate boost up front. He had 27 goals and 58 points in 57 regular season games in 2015-16.

Bryan Rust will also be making a return to the lineup.

The Rangers also got some good news earlier today, as head coach Alain Vigneault announced that Henrik Lundqvist (eye) was going to be able to play in Game 2.