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Bryan Rust | Winger | #17

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (80) / PIT
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Bryan Rust snapped a six-game goalless skid in Pittsburgh's 6-0 win over Nashville in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Rust scored the second goal of the game in the blowout victory to post his seventh marker of the playoffs. He has nine points in 22 matches. Jun 10 - 9:41 AM

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Speaking to the media on Saturday, Bryan Rust said he expects the Penguins matchup with the Predators will be more fun than their previous matchup against the Sens.

"It's gonna be a different series from what we've seen. It'll be fun." Rust said. "It'll be a challenge. I'm excited about it. It'll be more fun hockey" There has been plenty of discussion surrounding the style of hockey Guy Boucher of the Senators likes to play, but that discussion will be put on hold for the upcoming Stanley Cup Final matchup. Rust has six goals and seven points in 17 playoff games and the Penguins will need him to find the back of the net if they want to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions.
May 27 - 12:31 PM

Bryan Rust had a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh's 7-0 win Sunday.

It was a triumphant return to the lineup for Rust who had missed the previous two games with an upper body injury. The assist was Rust's first of the playoffs but he does have six goals. He has formed a great unit with Carter Rowney and Nock Bonino and the trio combined for seven points on Sunday.
May 22 - 8:51 AM

Bryan Rust (upper body) has drawn back into the Penguins' lineup for Game 5 on Sunday.

Pittsburgh didn't have Rust for two straight games. He's found the back of the net five times in 14 playoff games this year. Look for him to play on the third line with Nick Bonino and Carter Rowney.
May 21 - 3:06 PM

Bryan Rust (upper body) could return to the lineup in Game 5 against the Senators on Sunday.

The injury has forced Rust to sit out the last two games. He has five goals in 14 games this postseason. We'll find out more about Rust's status before Game 5 on Sunday.
May 20 - 11:51 AM

Bryan Rust (upper body) will not be available for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Rust didn't participate in Thursday's practice, but he was on the ice in full equipment for Friday's informal skate. So he's making progress even if he's not ready to return yet.
May 19 - 1:10 PM

Bryan Rust (upper body) was on the ice in full equipment for Friday's informal skate.

Rust didn't take part in Thursday's practice, but the fact that he was in full equipment on Friday makes this a step forward for him. He still probably won't end up playing in Game 4 Friday night though.
May 19 - 12:08 PM

Bryan Rust (upper body) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

The silver lining is that Rust did skate on his own prior to Pittsburgh's practice. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan described Rust as "not probable" for Game 4 on Friday.
May 18 - 2:39 PM

Bryan Rust (upper body) won't play in Game 3 against Ottawa on Wednesday night.

He sustained an upper-body injury on Monday night and he is listed as day-to-day. Rust was on the ice Wednesday morning before Pittsburgh's practice.
May 17 - 12:35 PM

Bryan Rust is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, according to coach Mike Sullivan.

Rust will travel with the team, as the Eastern Conference Final shifts to Ottawa for Games 3 and 4. He is probably being monitored for concussion symptoms after his head hit the ice following a hard hit from Senators defender Dion Phaneuf on Monday night. Still, it's encouraging to hear that he will be with his teammates.
May 16 - 1:53 PM

Bryan Rust left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final early in the first period following a big hit from Ottawa defenseman Dion Phaneuf.

Rust appeared to take a shoulder to the head on the hit and then banged his head on the ice just 4:58 into the first period. He didn't return to the game and an update on his status was not provided after it was over.
May 16 - 8:10 AM

Bryan Rust is building a reputation as a Game 7 player.

Rust scored the game-winning goal on Wednesday to push the Penguins past Washington in the second round, but that wasn't the first time he stepped up in a Game 7. He also scored twice last year against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the final game of the Eastern Conference Final. Rust is celebrating his 25th birthday on Thursday and is only participating in his second playoff run, but so far he's been able to step up when the Penguins have needed him the most.
May 11 - 10:46 AM

Bryan Rust scored the game-winning goal in the Penguins' 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 7 Wednesday night.

Rust ended a six-game point drought in the process. He's found the back of the net five times during the Penguins' playoff run and two of those goals have been game winners. Patric Hornqvist scored Pittsburgh's other goal. Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby, and Justin Schultz each registered an assist.
May 10 - 10:22 PM

Bryan Rust hasn't recorded a point in six straight games.

He skated on a line with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel at Tuesday's practice, which is where he could line up for Game 7 against Washington. Rust had four goals in five games in Round 1 versus Columbus.
May 10 - 11:09 AM

Bryan Rust is fast becoming the Penguins' version of the Capitals' Justin Williams.

Williams is well known for scoring clutch playoff goals in key games. Well Rust is putting together the same kind of resume. In 13 playoff contests so far in his career, Rust has scored eight goals. What's more impressive, is that seven of those goals have been scored in playoff elimination games.
Apr 22 - 8:59 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Carter Rowney
4Greg McKegg
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Josh Archibald
6Zach Aston-Reese
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Matt Hunwick
7Derrick Pouliot
8Chad Ruhwedel
G1Matt Murray
2Antti Niemi
3Tristan Jarry