Evgeni Malkin returns for Penguins; Alex Ovechkin game-time decision

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin — on Monday night as the two teams continue to compete for the top spot in the East Division. Let’s start with Malkin, who we know will be back in the lineup for the Penguins when they start a back-to-back set with the Philadelphia Flyers. Malkin has been sidelined for the past 23 games following a lower-body injury that he suffered against the Boston Bruins.