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Bryan Rust | Winger | #17

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (80) / PIT
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Don't be surprised if the Penguins listen to offers on Bryan Rust this off-season.
Although the Penguins will likely make few moves this summer, Rust, who plays on the right side, may be in play because the Pens have a glut of right wingers. He is also eligible for restricted free agency in July. Rust, who scored 13 goals and registered 38 points in 69 games this past season, would be a nice third-line player on most NHL teams. Jun 9 - 10:36 AM

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Bryan Rust found the back of the net in a 4-2 loss to Philadelphia in Game 5 on Friday.

Rust has two goals in four games this playoffs. He only netted 13 goals during the regular season over 69 appearances, but he has elevated his game in the postseason before. Remember, he had 15 goals in the regular season in 2016-17 and ended up with seven goals and nine points in 23 playoff outings a year ago.
Apr 20 - 10:18 PM

Bryan Rust found the back of the net in the Penguins' 7-0 win over Philadelphia in Game 1 of the playoffs.

Rust was a valuable secondary scorer for Pittsburgh in the 2017 postseason with seven goals and nine points in 23 contests. Although he had just 13 markers in the 2017-18 regular season, perhaps he'll step up again when the games matter most. Certainly his showing on Wednesday was encouraging, although he was far from the only Penguins player to have a good game.
Apr 12 - 8:55 AM

Bryan Rust tallied the game-winning goal in overtime Sunday in a 5-4 win against Philadelphia.

Rust got the game winner just 2:25 into the extra session. He has three goals and two assists in his last six games. Rust has 13 goals and 38 points in 63 contests this campaign.
Mar 25 - 4:13 PM

Bryan Rust has played well in two games on the third line.

Rust has been playing with Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard and has added immensely to the third unit with his play. "He’s a disruptive player," coach Mike Sullivan said of Rust. "He disrupts breakouts for our opponents, forces errant passes. And when he gets the puck, he’s got decent hockey sense. He has the ability to make a play. He makes a great play [Thursday] on Phil’s goal on the 2-on-1." Rust has 12 goals and 36 points in 59 games for the Penguins this season and can be used in deep leagues at this time.
Mar 19 - 9:01 AM

Bryan Rust (concussion) returned to action in Wednesday's road game against the Rangers, potting his 11th goal of the season.

Rust ended a five-game scoreless skid, and he didn't look rusty in his return after a one-week absence due to concussion. He continues to add to his career high point total. He'll look to keep it going on Thursday night when the Pens travel to meet the Canadiens.
Mar 15 - 2:08 AM

Bryan Rust (concussion) will be a game-time decision Wednesday night.

Rust is optimistic that he will be ready to return, though, so consider him probable to play against the Rangers. He switched to a full-contact jersey halfway through Tuesday's practice after missing two games with a concussion.
Mar 14 - 12:36 PM

Bryan Rust (concussion) was back at practice on Tuesday for the first time since he was injured on Mar. 7.

"I feel good," Rust said. "Obviously being back out there with the team is something you hope comes sooner rather than later. I was glad to be out there today." He was able to switch to a yellow full-contact jersey halfway through the session, which is very encouraging. Rust has missed the last two games and said he won't rush himself back until he is 100 percent.
Mar 13 - 4:18 PM

Bryan Rust's upper-body injury is a concussion.

Rust was concussed when he was boarded by Robert Hagg on Wednesday. As is typically the case with concussions, it's not clear when Rust might be able to return. He has 10 goals and 33 points in 57 contests this season.
Mar 9 - 12:42 PM

Bryan Rust sustained an upper-body injury during Wednesday's game.

Rust was hurt when he was boarded by Robert Hagg in the first period. Rust was still being evaluated after the game, so consider him day-to-day until we know more.
Mar 8 - 8:23 AM

Bryan Rust has taken his game to a new level since being placed on a line with Evgeni Malkin.

The whole line, including Carl Hagelin has been great of late as Rust has five goals and 13 points in his last 12 games while Hagelin has seven points in seven games and Malkin, is well, Malkin, with 12 goals and 19 points in his last ten. While Malkin is owned in every league, the same cannot be said of Rust and if he is available, grab him immediately.
Feb 18 - 9:36 AM

Bryan Rust had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday afternoon.

Rust scored the game winner early in the third period and he added an assist on Sidney Crosby's empty-netter. He has collected four goals and four helpers in eight games since he returned from an upper-body injury in late January.
Feb 11 - 4:10 PM

Bryan Rust scored two goals and registered an assist in Pittsburgh's 5-2 win against San Jose Tuesday night.

This was Rust's first three-point showing of the 2017-18 campaign. He's up to six goals and 22 points in 41 contests and he has four points in three games since returning from an upper-body injury that cost him nearly a month.
Jan 31 - 6:10 AM

Bryan Rust (upper body) is expected to be back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

He's been out since Dec. 27. Rust was considered a game-time decision for this game. Not only did he take the pre-game warmup, but he also found himself taking line rushes on Pittsburgh's fourth line. Rust has four goals and 18 points in 38 games this season.
Jan 23 - 6:43 PM

Bryan Rust (upper body) will be a game-time decision Tuesday night.

For what it's worth, Rust said he felt good after taking part in the team's optional skate in the morning. He has missed the last 11 games with an upper-body injury.
Jan 23 - 11:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Derick Brassard
4Riley Sheahan
5Carter Rowney
6Teddy Blueger
7Jean-Sebastien Dea
8Adam Johnson
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Garrett Wilson
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Dominik Simon
5Daniel Sprong
6Zach Aston-Reese
7Josh Jooris
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Chad Ruhwedel
6Matt Hunwick
7Jamie Oleksiak
8Chris Summers
9Jarred Tinordi
G1Matt Murray
2Casey DeSmith
3Tristan Jarry
4Michael Leighton