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Malkin Re-ups With Pens; Evander Kane Stays Put in Edmonton

FILE -Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers Thursday, May 5, 2022, in New York. The Penguins and Evgeni Malkin agreed to a four-year contract late Tuesday night July 12, 2022 worth $6.1 million annually. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
FILE -Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers Thursday, May 5, 2022, in New York. The Penguins and Evgeni Malkin agreed to a four-year contract late Tuesday night July 12, 2022 worth $6.1 million annually. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
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(AP) -- Evgeni Malkin decided to return to the Pittsburgh Penguins after all, Evander Kane chose to stay in Edmonton, and the goalie carousel kept spinning a day before the the NHL's free agency period opened.

Malkin late Tuesday night signed a $24.4 million, four-year deal that counts $6.1 million against the salary cap through