Malkin testing free agency for the first time, Associated Press reports

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin has decided to go to free agency rather than re-sign with the Penguins before the start of free agency, a person with knowledge of the move said.

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The person spoke to the The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither Malkin nor the Penguins announced the intent for him to go to market.

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The free agency market opens on Wednesday.