Malkin moves to right wing for Panthers game |

Malkin moves to right wing for Panthers game

» Evgeni Malkin’s season of change continued Monday, with him moving from center to right wing against the Florida Panthers at BellAtlantic Center. Malkin had spent the previous two weeks at center, posting 11 points in seven games, after opening the season as a right winger. He was joined by left wing Matt Cooke and center Max Talbot against the Panthers.

» Former Penguins right wing Bill Thomas played his second game this season for the Panthers. He was recalled from Rochester (AHL) on Saturday. Thomas, a Fox Chapel native, spent parts of the 2008-09 season with the Penguins; he scored two goals in 16 games. Thomas had scored seven goals and recorded 17 points with Rochester. “He plays the game the way I like – fast,” Panthers coach Peter DeBoer said. Added Thomas: “That’s awesome. … You get up here and want to make an impression. I tried to be a leader down there and do the right things, be a good example. Obviously it’s the same thing here – work hard and do the right things.”

» Penguins forward Mike Rupp was a healthy scratch against Florida, joining center Mike Comrie and defenseman Deryk Engelland. Rupp had appeared in each of the Penguins’ previous 21 games. Right wing Eric Godard dressed for the first time in six games and only the second in nine.

» A third season of center Sidney Crosby’s Little Penguins “Learn to Play Hockey” program will involved 25 programs and 22 rinks in Western Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio and West Virginia. Up from 600 last season, 1,000 children ages 4-7 will receive free hockey equipment, including skates. This season’s initiative includes four girls-only programs. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Penguins’ website .

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