Dear Santa: Penguins’ 2021 Christmas Wish List

Evgeni Malkin Returning to Full Health If the Penguins are to make one last inspired playoff run in the era defined by the dynamic duo of Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, they need the latter of the two franchise icons to return to something approaching full health. However, that’s easier said than done when the Russian pivot has missed 81 of Pittsburgh’s games since the start of the 2018-19 season, approximately a third of their total scheduled fixtures in that time.