Forward Evgeni Malkin left Wednesday's practice after experiencing irritation in his eye. Head coach Mike Sullivan said the 34-year-old was taken off the ice as a precaution.The 15-year veteran has six points in 11 games this season. 

Defenceman Marcus Pettersson (upper-body) returned to Penguins practice wearing a gray no-contact jersey. The 24-year old has not suited up since leaving a game Jan.19 against the Washington Capitals after a hard hit from T.J. Oshie.