Neal and Crosby have to be at 100% medically to play. Let them rest since Neal will have to step it up physically to be effective in the playoffs. Me I rest Kunitz and Dupuis. Jeffrey and Bennett can play.
I don't think Bylsma has the total say on who plays where for the playoffs. If he does good lord. Bylsma can't win you a cup, but he can lose it. All together now...Iginla at RW and Neal at RW. If not Sidney before the playoffs. then Jokinin at C with Jerome at RW and Dupuis at LW. Malkin at C with Neal at RW and Kunitz at LW.
Good to see Malkin back though. Wouldn't be adverse to him sitting out another game just to make 100% sure but if he's ready, he's ready.
Ya know... there's always a chance that he's been 100% for a while and that he was being punished for not wearing sunscreen. Plus, it was a convenient excuse to sit him against teams (Boston and Ottawa) that may want to take liberties before the playoffs.