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Carter IN, Malkin OUT vs. Stars; Rust and McGinn in COVID Protocol

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In advance of the Pittsburgh Penguins game against the Dallas Stars on Saturday afternoon, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed his star center Evgeni Malkin will not return to the Penguins lineup. However, Sullivan will have significant juggling as red-hot Bryan Rust and Brock McGinn were added to COVID protocol.

Rust had 11 points, including seven goals in the last three games. He has played just 15 games this season after two lower-body injuries. McGinn played in every game this season (33), with 13 points (9-4-13).

Jeff Carter will return to the lineup. He has not yet played in 2022 after entering the COVID protocol in late December. It was Carter’s second protocol absence this season.

Malkin, 35, had knee successful right knee surgery, reported by the team on June 4. He suffered a knee injury in a collision with Boston Bruins defenseman Jarrod Tinordi on March 16. Malkin returned for the Penguins’ Round One playoff series against the New York Islanders. In four playoff games, Malkin had five points (1-4-5) and PHN graded him as one of the best Penguins forwards in the series, which the Islanders won in six games.

The Penguins cleared roster spots on Friday by sending Radim Zohorna to the WBS Penguins, and moving goalie Louis Domingue to the taxi squad.

Evgeni Malkin is in the final year of his contract but recently cracked up the media rooms and downplayed any worries about a new deal with the Penguins. 

The Penguins were nearly at full strength. Malkin remains on the IR with Jason Zucker, who has a lower-body injury. Rust, McGinn, and Drew O’Connor are the Penguins in COVID protocol.

Counting Saturday, the Penguins have 49 games remaining. The Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Dallas Stars at 2 p.m. EST.

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Ethan
7 months ago

Anyone know how I can stream/watch game–have espn+ and fubo but can’t seem to get game on either (net says it is on both). Live in Oregon these days, not in the burgh! No idea what Bally sports is which is other network listed. Will check this site before game (figure it will get some surprised clicks now that Rust is out) and much obliged for any help!

BurghProud
BurghProud
7 months ago
Reply to  Ethan

It’s on NHL Network. Access to regional sports networks like ATTSN and Bally are restricted by zip code with Fubo. What device are you using for streaming?

Ethan
7 months ago
Reply to  BurghProud

Thanks for help. Just a Lenovo laptop.

BurghProud
BurghProud
7 months ago
Reply to  Ethan

Google Caststreams. If you sign up the away stream is free today

Ethan
7 months ago
Reply to  BurghProud

Caststreams might be above my techno aptitude paygrade. Thanks for suggestion though.

BurghProud
BurghProud
7 months ago
Reply to  Ethan

You don’t need to use the apps. Works in a browser

Ryan
Ryan
7 months ago

Time to quit screwing around and get the Bear out there…is this cap related delays?

Ryan
Ryan
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan Kingerski

Dan,

If his knee is 100%…holding him out to “not disrupt chemistry” is a complete misread on the pens part. He wants to pass federov in scoring and cups…the only chance he takes a discount big enough to keep him is if you don’t act like Simon or blueger are “just as good for the team” 🙄. Let him play…period:

Ethan
7 months ago

Thanks. Still no dice for some reason. Scrambling to try to figure out why game would not be showing up or blacked out in Oregon. We get Kraken blackouts not Stars! Enjoy game!

Ryan
Ryan
7 months ago
Reply to  Ethan

NHL network games are only on nhl network in the espn/tnt world now. That’s the only way you’re gonna get it.

Ethan
7 months ago
Reply to  Ryan

Roger that. I’ll just listen on 105.9 I guess. Used to do that once in awhile just to hear Lange. Thanks for help

Mike Donnelly
Mike Donnelly
7 months ago

I bet Kappy still gets a “C” on the report card. Beyond scoring, where was he the rest of the game?

Katz
Katz
7 months ago

Kane on Unconditional Waivers. Could he be rehabilitated or is he just trouble? I’d give him a conditional contract if he would accept the terms.

Ryan
Ryan
7 months ago
Reply to  Katz

They have so much wasted cap right bringing anyone in with that hit is a non-starter

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