Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) practiced with contact for the second straight day Thursday.
Malkin's status for Friday night's game against the Penguins remains uncertain. Coach Dan Bylsma isn't talking and Malkin's official status remains day-to-day. Owners will just have to see how he participates in Friday's morning skate, but it's possible Malkin may end up as a game-time decision. We'll update you as soon as we know more.