Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has been cleared for full contact at practice as he continues to work his way back from a lower-body injury.
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Malkin was injured on March 16 after taking a hit from Boston Bruins defenceman Jarred Tinordi that caused him to leave the game. He was placed on the long-term injured reserve on March 29.
The 34-year-old started skating again on April 7 and has been taking part in Penguins' practice since April 20.
Prior to his injury, Malkin had eight goals and 24 points in 29 games.