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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Skates Thursday
Rust (hand) was on the ice for Thursday's practice.
Rust missed Pittsburgh's 2022-23 season finale due to a hand injury. He scored 20 goals and 46 points in 81 outings last year.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Suffers hand injury
Rust suffered a hand injury in Thursday's season finale versus Columbus, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
The injury occurred in the second period and Rust was unable to return. He finished the season with 20 goals and 26 assists in 81 contests.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Doesn't finish contest
Rust (undisclosed) didn't play in the third period or overtime of Thursday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Rust will close out the campaign with 20 goals and 46 points in 81 appearances. There was no update on Rust's status after the game, but head coach Mike Sullivan may provide an update during exit interviews in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Scoring streak continues
Rust scored a goal on three shots versus New Jersey on Tuesday.
Rust scored just one time in the month of March but has rediscovered his offense with goals in three straight games to kick off April. Despite the Michigan native finding the back of the night, the Penguins lost 5-1 to the Devils and seem in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005-06. Still, if Rust can keep tickling the twine, he should at least give Pittsburgh a chance.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Scores again Sunday
Rust scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Flyers.
Rust scored the eventual game-winning goal in the second period, grabbing a feed from Sidney Crosby before beating Samuel Ersson with a backhander. Rust now has three goals and four points in his last two games after scoring twice Saturday. The 30-year-old winger is up to 19 goals and 45 points through 76 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Three-point effort in loss
Rust scored two goals and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
The 30-year-old carried the load for the Penguins, finding the back of the net in the first and third periods before helping to set up Jake Guentzel midway through the third to tie the score at 3-3. Rust has emerged from a slump that saw him pocket only one assist through the first nine games in March, racking up three goals and six points over the last six contests, but his turnaround may not have come soon enough to save Pittsburgh's playoff chances, as the Penguins dropped to ninth in the Eastern Conference with Saturday's loss and Florida's win over the Blue Jackets.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Collects two points in win
Rust scored an empty-net goal on three shots, added a power-play assist and logged two PIM in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche.
The empty-netter snapped a nine-game goal drought for Rust, who had just one assist in that quiet span. The 30-year-old reached the 40-point mark for the fourth straight season, but it's been a down year for him. Rust has 16 goals, 24 helpers, 181 shots on net, 87 hits and a minus-9 rating through 70 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Goal drought continues
Rust put six shots on goal versus Ottawa on Monday but remains mired in a nine-game goal drought.
Rust has just 12 games left in the season to ensure a fourth consecutive 20-goal campaign. There's been little doubt it's been a down year for the 30-year-old winger, as he is sporting a negative plus/minus rating for the first time since his rookie campaign in which he played in just 14 contests and has managed just nine power-play points. Despite his slump, Rust won't face much in the way of a challenge for a top-six role and continues to be a fixture with the No. 2 power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Rejoins team at practice
Rust (personal) was back on the ice for Wednesday's practice session, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
Rust is back with the team after missing Tuesday's tilt versus Columbus for the birth of his child. With the veteran winger on the ice, he retook his place on the second line, which will see Danton Heinen dropped back into a bottom-six role. For Rust's part, he has generated four points and 14 shots in his last six contests and will look to continue his pursuit of the 50-point threshold against the Islanders on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Unavailable Tuesday
Rust (personal) won't play Tuesday versus the Blue Jackets.
Rust and his wife are awaiting the birth of their second child. Alexander Nylander and Pierre-Olivier Joseph will draw into the lineup for Tuesday's game.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Dominates Blues again
Rust scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 overtime win over St. Louis on Saturday.
Rust redirected the puck inside the right post off a pass from Evgeni Malkin after his initial shot was blocked. To say he gets up for Blues games isn't an exaggeration -- Rust has 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 10 games against them.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Goal and assist in win
Rust scored a goal on three shots and added a power-play assist in Friday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.
Rust reached the 20-assist mark this season when he helped out on a Kasperi Kapanen tally in the first period. In the third, Rust added an insurance marker to pad the Penguins' lead. The 30-year-old winger has racked up four goals and three helpers over his last nine outings. He's at 33 points (nine on the power play), 133 shots on net, 57 hits and a minus-5 rating through 51 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Forces overtime with goal
Rust scored a goal to extend Tuesday's clash with Colorado into extra time.
At his current pace, Rust could be in danger of missing the 20-goal threshold for the first time since 2018-19 when he found the back of the net just 18 times. Still, with two goals in his last three outings, the veteran winger could be finding his groove, something the Penguins will likely need in order to stave off the Islanders for a playoff spot.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Gets two helpers Friday
Rust recorded two assists in the Penguins' 4-1 win against Ottawa on Friday.
Rust has 10 goals and 29 points in 45 games this season. He was in a bit of a slump entering Friday's action, providing just a goal over his previous four games. Rust has also been held off the scoresheet six times in his last 10 contests, though the 30-year-old does have two multi-point games over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Ends nine-game goal drought
Rust tallied a goal in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime victory against Anaheim on Monday.
Rust's marker came at 19:35 of the third period to tie the contest at 3-3. It was his 10th goal and 27th point in 43 games this season. Rust was limited to three assists in his previous seven contests. The 30-year-old's marker Monday also ended Rust's nine-game goal scoring drought.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Slides helper in win
Rust notched an assist in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.
Rust set up the second of Jake Guentzel's second-period tallies, which stood as the game-winner. The helper ended a three-game point drought for Rust, who has just one multi-point effort in his last 13 contests. For the season, the 30-year-old winger is up to 24 points (seven on the power play), 101 shots on net, 43 hits and a minus-12 rating through 39 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Shines on power play
Rust recorded two assists in a 5-4 overtime loss to Detroit on Wednesday.
Rust's two helpers came on Pittsburgh power plays. He has nine goals and 23 points in 35 contests this season, including seven power-play points. He only averaged 0:16 of ice time with the man advantage in three games from Dec. 20-27, and the 30-year-old was limited to 0:37 vs. the Red Wings. Despite that, Rust has managed to record three power-play points over that four-game span.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Scores in victory
Rust scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Rust picked up a power-play tally on a deflection late in the second period, giving the Penguins a 2-1 lead. The goal was Rust's first since Dec. 6, though he's tallied three assists in five games since then. The 30-year-old winger now has eight goals and 12 assists through 32 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Garners helper in win
Rust picked up an assist against the Stars on Monday.
Rust has eight points in his last five contests, a strong rebound from a previous six-game pointless streak. While coach Mike Sullivan has periodically shifted Rust between the top two lines, he is firmly cemented as a top-six scorer for the Penguins and should be capable of reaching the 50-point threshold for the third time in four seasons.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Records two points Tuesday
Rust scored a goal and registered an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win against Columbus.
It was Rust's second straight multi-point game, giving him seven goals and 16 points in 26 contests this season. Even with his recent success, Rust's scoring pace is well below 2021-22 when he finished with 24 goals and 58 points in 60 games. The 30-year-old is trending in the right direction though, and it wouldn't be surprising to see his overall scoring pace continue to increase.... See More ... See Less
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