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Monday brought good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Evgeni Malkin was back on the ice.
Malkin skated with the team during their game-day skate, and did so in a white no-contact jersey. The Penguins forward has not played in the 2021-22 season while recovering from knee surgery.
Canadiens' defenceman Brett Kulak and forward Mathieu Perreault both practiced with the main group during Monday's practice. Kulak has not played since Nov. 20 against the Nashville Predators due to a lower-body injury. Perreault has not played since Oct. 30 due to an eye injury.
Below are the Canadiens' lines at practice ahead of Monday;s game against the Vancouver Canucks, according to TSN's John Lu.
Missing: 44, 59
Non-contact: Perreault (eye)
Vegas Golden Knights
William Karlsson, who is still injured, was added to the NHL's Covid protocol.
The Golden Knights forward was injured on October 29th and is suffering from a broken foot that would see him miss 4-6 weeks.
Head coach Jared Bednar indicated that Nathan MacKinnon looks like he is ready to return to the lineup Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
“As of right now he looks like he’s good to go. We’ll see how the next few days go.”
Sabres' coach Don Granato says that Alex Tuch is still a few weeks away from returning and that there is still no definite timetable. Granato also said that Caset Mittelstadt could play during the team's upcoming road trip.
New York Rangers
Rangers forward Greg McKegg will not skate Monday due to a COVID-19 protocol related absence.
The Flyers have loaned forwards Connor Bunnaman and Max Willman to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL.