As expected, Rust (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Friday's Game 4 against the Senators.

Rust participated in an optional on-ice session Friday morning, but the speedy winger evidently still hasn't fully recovered from the upper-body injury he sustained in the first period of Monday's Game 2. Forwards Patric Hornqvist (upper body) and Tom Kuhnhackl (lower body) will also miss Game 4, so Pittsburgh may opt to dress seven defensemen to try and contain a Senators offense that potted five goals in Game 3.

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