They won’t play tonight in Boston, but Pittsburgh centers Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bonino could both return to the lineup Saturday at home versus Winnipeg.
So said Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, according to Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Malkin and Bonino both skated this morning with teammates.
Sidney Crosby, Matt Cullen, Oskar Sundqvist and Kevin Porter are expected to be the four centers against the B’s.
Sundqvist, who does not require waivers, will likely be returned to the AHL when Malkin and/or Bonino are ready to go.
The Penguins are currently at the 23-man roster limit; however, that still includes defenseman Ben Lovejoy, and he’s going to be out “long-term” with an injury.