Evgeni Malkin returns vs. Isles

Updated: October 26, 2011, 3:03 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Evgeni Malkin returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup for Tuesday's 3-0 win against the New York Islanders. He was a game-time decision, according to Penguins coach Dan Bylsma.

"It feels pretty good, and I'm ready to play the next game," Malkin said.

Malkin, who had missed five straight games with knee soreness, skated with the team Tuesday morning at Nassau Coliseum, but Bylsma said he didn't want to tip his hand.

When asked what would be evaluated between ...

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