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Evgeni Malkin skates during Monday's practice, Brian Dumoulin does not

With Game 2 between the Penguins and Islanders just over 24 hours away, it’s unclear whether Evgeni Malkin is any closer to being back in the lineup for Pittsburgh. Malkin did not skate in warmups prior to Game 1, and did not play. The Penguins fell 4-3 in overtime at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday afternoon.
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Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Game-time decision for Game 2

Dumoulin (lower body) will be a game-time call for Game 2 versus the Islanders on Tuesday, Pens Inside Scoop reports. Dumoulin blocked a shot with his skate in Game 1 on Sunday but was able to finish the contest. The blueliner did take part in Tuesday's game-day skate, which could be an indication he is good to go, though fantasy players will need to wait until warmups. If Dumoulin does play, it figures to be in the top pairing along with Kris Letang where he will almost certainly log more than 20 minutes of ice time.

Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Logs heavy minutes

Dumoulin (lower body) had two blocks and one hit in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Islanders in Game 2. Dumoulin was thought to be a game-time decision after blocking a shot with his foot in the series opener, but he was right back in the lineup logging 23:43 of ice time, a total topped only by Kris Letang among Pittsburgh skaters. The 29-year-old Dumoulin had 14 points and a plus-18 rating in 41 regular-season games this season.

Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Playing Game 2

Dumoulin (lower body) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders in Game 2. Dumoulin blocked a shot with his foot in Game 1 and was a game-time decision for this one, but he's evidently no worse for the wear. He'll slot in next to Kris Letang on the team's top pairing and likely take on a significant workload after recording a whopping 29:22 of ice time in Game 1.

Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Misses practice Monday

Dumoulin (undisclosed) didn't participate in Monday's practice, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Coach Mike Sullivan deemed Dumoulin's absence a "maintenance day," but the blueliner's status will nonetheless bear monitoring ahead of Tuesday's Game 2 against the Islanders. Dumoulin was laboring in the third period of Monday's Game 1 loss after taking a shot off his right foot, and Monday's absence was likely related to that foot injury.

Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Continues to shine in April

Dumoulin posted a secondary assist in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Bruins. Dumoulin dumped the puck off to Sidney Crosby, who set up Jake Guentzel for the game's only goal -- a beatiful one-timer that went top shelf. April has been quite the productive month for Dumoulin, as he's registered a point in nine of the 13 games the Pens have played.

Trending Penguins Players: Crosby line, Brian Dumoulin collecting points

It is difficult to find something to be mad about regarding the Pittsburgh Penguins’ week as they went 2-0-1 and collected five out of a possible six points in the standings, maintaining their hold on the third Spot in the East Division and mostly keeping pace with the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders.

Let’s talk about Kris Letang and Brian Dumoulin

The Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to get back on track, and it is no coincidence that things started to turn around when Tristan Jarry, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang started to play better. Overall, the Penguins have won 10 of their past 14 games and have put themselves in a...

Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Manages assist

Dumoulin collected an assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Rangers. Dumoulin was playing in just his second game since returning from a lower-body injury. The 29-year-old has exceeded 21 minutes of ice time in both of those contests -- he's not being eased back into action. The helper was his second points in nine appearances. Dumoulin's added 10 shots on net and 16 hits and should continue to hold down a role alongside Kris Letang on the Penguins' top pairing.

Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Ready to return

Dumoulin (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve, paving the way for him to return to the lineup for Saturday's game versus Philadelphia. Dumoulin has been sidelined since late January with a lower-body injury, but it doesn't appear as though coach Mike Sullivan is planning on easing him back in against the Flyers, as the 29-year-old blueliner is expected to skate on Pittsburgh's top pairing Saturday. He picked up one helper in the first seven games of the campaign before suffering a long-term injury.

Brian Dumoulin and a plethora of Penguins return to practice

There was good news afoot at Penguins practice today as injured players Brian Dumoulin, Evan Rodrigues and Mark Jankowski all rejoined their teammates for the first time. All were also participating in non-contact jerseys as well. But there was no such sighting of Sidney Crosby or assistant coach Todd Reirden,...

Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Ruled out Thursday

Dumoulin (lower body) won't be available against the Flyers on Thursday. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Brian Dumoulin and Evan Rodrigues (lower body) are skating with the team right now. They will not play tonight." The fact that Dumoulin is skating with the team is certainly a step in the...

Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Practices Wednesday

Dumoulin (lower body) was on the ice in a regular jersey for Wednesday's practice session, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports. Dumoulin has been sidelined for the club's previous 14 contests due to his lower-body injury. If cleared to play versus the Flyers on Thursday, the 29-year-old Maine native should return to partnering with Kris Letang, which would likely see Mark Friedman bounced from the lineup. Whenever Dumoulin is cleared to play, he will need to be activated off injured reserve in order to suit up.
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Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Begins skating Thursday

Dumoulin (lower body) was able to complete some individual skating Thursday. While it's certainly a step in the right direction, the fact that Dumoulin isn't ready to join his teammates on the ice likely means he is still week-to-week at best. Once cleared to play, the 29-year-old Maine native will likely return to the top pairing with Kris Letang, which will raise questions about where to utilize rookie sensation Pierre-Olivier Joseph.

Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: On injured reserve

Dumoulin (lower body) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site. Considering Dumoulin was labeled week-to-week by the club and hasn't played since Jan 26 against the Bruins, his placement on IR shouldn't come as a surprise. At this point, the defensive stalwart hasn't begun skating with the team and likely won't be an option for at least another week or so.