Positive Penguins injury updates, including Malkin being day-to-day

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There’s no denying that the Pittsburgh Penguins are banged up, but unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning, they received some heartening injury news on Saturday morning.

(Granted, they share a thing in common with the Lightning in still having quite a few guys expected to miss at least a bit of time.)

The most important: Evgeni Malkin‘s injury isn’t serious and is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Mike Sullivan.

Sullivan also seems quite happy about Bryan Rust‘s progress, as the forward at least resumed skating. That said, he didn’t give a precise timeline of when Rust might return, noting that he must take the next step in absorbing contact.

So, while these updates amount to a “work in progress,” at least it’s easy for Pittsburgh to see that things are on an upward climb. Their next game comes against the Florida Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

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