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Malkin to continue rehab program for shoulder, get re-evaluated in two weeks

The Russian forward was injured during a Sept. 20 pre-season game in Moncton, N.B., and has been working his way back since. The Penguins have yet to pinpoint a probable return date for Malkin, considered the best player in the world not in the NHL last year.

Initial diagnosis said he could be out as long as six weeks, leaving him on the sidelines until early November, but Friday's news suggests he could be back sooner.



NHL Hot Seat Radar: Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins' competitive window is shrinking – something that happens to virtually every successful franchise – so it's up to the team's management to see how they approach both the short- and long-term future.

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Prospect Pool Overview: Montreal Canadiens

From making the Stanley Cup final to snagging the first overall pick, the Montreal Canadiens have had a riveting last year and a half. Tony Ferrari looks at the team's prospect pool and who you need to get excited about.


Jets Sign Appleton to Three-Year Extension, Avoid Arbitration

The Winnipeg Jets and forward Mason Appleton have avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a three-year contract extension.