Defenseman Brooks Orpik and center Evgeni Malkin, who both missed yesterday’s practice were able to participate in the game-day warmup this morning. Orpik is believed to be highly probable to play, there’s no official word on Malkin, but it’s safe to guess that he will play tonight in Columbus. If Malkin could not have gone, the team probably would have summoned a forward from the minor leagues, and that has not been the case.
Max Talbot Foot Injury Won't Keep Him Out Versus Columbus Blue Jackets
By Jim Rixner