Penguins activate Malkin from IR

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated Evgeni Malkin off of injured reserve, the team announced Friday.

Malkin - who's missed the Penguins' last 11 games with a leg injury - is likely to make his return to the lineup Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers.

"He looks good. He's participating in practice in a full capacity," head coach Mike Sullivan said earlier Friday. "We will see how he responds after today's practice, but it's certainly encouraging (for him to play tomorrow)."

The 33-year-old was hurt in the Penguins' second game of the season Oct. 5 and was expected to miss at least a month. Pittsburgh has weathered the storm during his absence, compiling a 7-4-0 record over that span.

Malkin has one goal in the two games he's appeared in this season.

Penguins activate Malkin from IR
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