Evgeni Malkin doesn't necessarily go out on the ice with a game plan. The way he's playing, he doesn't exactly need one.
Instead of gearing up for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final Sunday, the Penguins were cleaning out their lockers and wondering who will be back, and who wouldn't, Scott Burnside writes.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby, out since early December because of concussion-like symptoms, will make his return Thursday against the Rangers in New York.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal will return to the lineup on Saturday when the Penguins host the Winnipeg Jets.