Return of the Malk? Geno primes for Game 3 comeback

Evgeni Malkin rejoined the group today for line rushes: This was the lineup the team was hoping to have to start the playoffs, it shifts Frederick Gaudreau to wing and bumps Evan Rodrigues out as a healthy scratch. Jared McCann sticks with Jeff Carter, which means a good opportunity for Jason Zucker — who has been fairly quiet and limited starting the series on a line with Gaudreau and Rodrigues. It’s a big step up for Zucker, and Pittsburgh will be looking for a lot more out of him now.