Evgeni Malkin out vs. Sabres

Forward Evgeni Malkin sat out for the third time in four games as the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

Malkin came back Thursday after missing two games with lingering soreness in his surgically repaired right knee and recorded two assists in a 3-2 overtime loss against Washington.

While he looked good against the Capitals, Malkin's knee is still bothering him. He did not participate in Saturday's morning skate.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.