Pens' Malkin Set for Emotional Homecoming

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Pens' Malkin Set for Emotional Homecoming
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The NHL lockout occupied Evgeni Malkin’s thoughts as he weaved around moving crowds on the Red Square. It was Aug. 17, and occasionally, as a bright sun set over Moscow, Malkin was recognized by Russian hockey fans. With St. Basil’s Cathedral to his back and dinnertime looming, Malkin offered to buy a boy an ice cream cone, but the child’s mother declined the offer from arguably the planet’s finest hockey player.

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