Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Malkin Returns for Game 2, Lundqvist Will Start with Fleury Still Out

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Malkin Returns for Game 2, Lundqvist Will Start with Fleury Still Out

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Lundqvist returns, Pens get Malkin back

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The New York Rangers will have their No. 1 goaltender in the lineup for Saturday's playoff matinee against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Henrik Lundqvist will start Game 2 for the visiting Rangers after exiting Game 1 on Wednesday night. He was forced to leave after the opening period when he was struck near the right eye by the stick blade of teammate Marc Staal.

The 34-year-old netminder met with a specialist in Pittsburgh on Thursday and returned to practice Friday.

The Penguins, meanwhile, will get Evgeni Malkin back for Game 2 of the best-of-seven series, his first game since March 11. Malkin was due to miss six to eight weeks with an upper-body injury, returning just under one week ahead of schedule for the Penguins. …

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