Penguins C Evgeni Malkin returns against Jets

Updated: March 28, 2013, 6:54 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The news keeps getting better for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin returned to the lineup Thursday night against Winnipeg after missing nine games with an upper-body injury. The team activated Malkin less than a day after acquiring Calgary captain Jarome Iginla in a blockbuster trade.

To make room for Malkin, the Penguins sent rookie winger Beau Bennett to Wilkes Barre-Scranton of the AHL.

Malkin has five goals and 19 assists in 24 games ...

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