Report: Malkin wants to stay with Penguins

Updated: June 22, 2008, 2:09 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Evgeni Malkin appears willing to stay with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Now it's just a matter of negotiating the price.

On Friday, the Toronto Star reported that numerous teams in a new hockey league in Russia were ready to offer Malkin a huge contract that includes a tax-free multi-year salary of $12.5 million a season.

Despite the escalated figure -- which would make him the highest-paid professional hockey player in the world -- Malkin has expressed the desire to stay ...

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