Because this is what we needed. From the Penguins game day report:
Head coach Dan Bylsma said Malkin is a game-time decision and gave no other details. He also confirmed that Staal is a game-time decision as well.
Staal took part in the morning skate. Malkin did not. Jason Williams has been called back up from WBS.
It looks like Joe Vitale could be the Penguins' first line center tonight. May God have mercy on us all.