Bryan Rust

Mark Allan

2017-03-25

Bryan Rust leads a chase. Photo courtesy Japan Times

 

Bryan Rust, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 192

Born: 1992-05-11

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

Drafted: 2010 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 80th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2017 Rust returned after missing 20 games with an upper-body injury. Mark Allan

February 2017 Injuries to fellow forwards Evgeni Malkin (LBI, day to day), Conor Sheary (UBI, early to mid-March) and Carl Hagelin (concussion, day to day) resulted in Chris Kunitz replacing Sheary on Sidney Crosby's left side. Rust has been playing regularly with Crosby since replacing Patric Hornqvist recently. That has bumped up Rust's production, leaving him with 25 points in 49 games. Although the swift-skating Rust has some skill, his output is dependant on line placement and competition from other forwards. The good news is that he has a good chance of getting Crosby or Malkin as his center. Mark Allan 

November 2016 It took him seven games but Rust potted his first goal (and point) of the NHL season in a 5-1 win in Anaheim. Off Evgeni Malkin's line, Rust found himself with Nick Bonino, although Carl Hagelin and Scott Wilson took turns as their other linemate as coach Mike Sullivan experimented. The speedy Rust has invaluable Stanley Cup experience and a ring, but it's hard for fantasy owners to project his career path with all the other fast, talented, young forwards in the organization. Mark Allan

October 2016 Returned to the lineup from a broken finger, Rust is playing RW with Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz, although he went pointless and was minus-3 in his first two games. Mark Allan

October 2016 – Rust, who spent time on Evgeni Malkin's right side during the Penguins' Stanley Cup drive, is out of action and in danger of losing a spot on Pittsburgh's roster, possibly to Scott Wilson. Rust is still recovering from a broken finger suffered in Game Six of the Cup final, but head coach Mike Sullivan said the winger is also dealing with another issue, although he didn't elaborate. Rust continues to skate on his own at Pittsburgh's training camp. There doesn't seem to be a timetable for Rust's return and, sincethe Penguins are deep in NHL forwards, he'll likey start the season in the AHL, and might remain there until he's recalled due to an injury or a slump.  Mark Allan

June 2016 – The hard-working speedster is not exactly a household name, although he enhanced his reputation by scoring some big post-season goals en route to Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup celebration. He potted two goals as the Penguins eliminated the Rangers in Round One, assisted on Sidney Crosby's overtime goal in a 3-2 win over Tampa, scored a key insurance goal as Pittsbur