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Penguins notebook: Malkin misses eighth consecutive game

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Penguins general manager Ray Shero is no stranger to making moves before or at the NHL's trade deadline. A timeline of some of his biggest deals:

Feb. 27, 2007

Penguins acquire LW Gary Roberts from Panthers for D Noah Welch

Feb. 26, 2008

Penguins acquire RW Marian Hossa and RW Pascal Dupuis from Thrashers for RW Colby Armstrong, C Erik Christensen, C Angelo Esposito and a first-round pick

Feb. 26, 2008

Penguins acquire D Todd Gill from Maple Leafs for second- and fifth-round picks

Feb. 26, 2009

Penguins acquire LW Chris Kunitz and LW Eric Tangradi from Ducks for D Ryan Whitney

March 4, 2009

Penguins acquire RW Bill Guerin from Islanders for third-round pick

March 2, 2010

Penguins acquire LW Alexei Ponikarovsky from Maple Leafs for LW Luca Caputi and D Martin Skoula

Feb. 2, 2011

Penguins acquire RW James Neal and D Matt Niskanen from Stars for D Alex Goligoski

Feb. 24, 2011

Penguins acquire RW Alex Kovalev from Senators for seventh-round pick

March 24, 2013

Penguins acquire LW Brenden Morrow and third-round pick for D Joe Morrow and fifth-round pick

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Sunday, March 24, 2013, 12:08 p.m.

• Center Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) missed an eighth consecutive game for the Penguins on Sunday, against Philadelphia. He practiced with teammates in the morning but said his right shoulder remains sore. Malkin has not played in 12 of the Penguins' 33 games. Malkin, the MVP last season and a two-time scoring champion, said he has had discussions with coach Dan Bylsma about his return. Malkin said he has been urged not to rush back, as he has in previous seasons.

Noah Brocklebank, 13, attended his first NHL game Sunday. Brocklebank was featured on CBS News after publicly announcing a suicide attempt on social media as a result of bullying. On the TV segment, Brocklebank wore a Penguins T-shirt featuring goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Karen Brocklebank, Noah's mother, is originally from Squirrel Hill, though she and her son live in Columbia, Md. Fleury presented Noah Brocklebank with a black game jersey that other Penguins autographed. Brocklebank also took pictures with players while wearing the helmet of defenseman Kris Letang.

• Letang (groin) missed a third consecutive game, though he also practiced in the morning. Bylsma did not elaborate on when Letang and/or Malkin would again play. The Penguins play Montreal on Tuesday, the second of a five consecutive games at Consol Energy Center.

• Right winger Tyler Kennedy (illness) returned to the lineup and played on the third line with center Brandon Sutter and left winger Matt Cooke. He was a late scratch Friday at the New York Islanders.

— Rob Rossi

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