Hagelin returned to Penguins lineup; Malkin gets 500th assist

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Despite the score being 0-0, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins combined for an entertaining first period. For some, the most exciting sight might just be a speedy number 62 in white.

It’s at least a little surprising to see that Carl Hagelin returned to the Penguins lineup on Friday after being sidelined with a concussion since Feb. 4. Then again, considering his status as one of the league’s speediest wingers, it’s kind of fitting, right?

He’s lining up with Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist so far, already making his presence felt with his ability to find some space.

If there’s any concern about complications, Hagelin should be especially careful tonight. There are pretty apparent “tensions” between these teams.

Update: During the same week that Sidney Crosby scored his 1,000th point, Evgeni Malkin grabbed his 500th assist:

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