Rust (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with Arizona, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports. Rust practiced on the top line alongside Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guntzel, which should set him up to pick up where he left off. Prior to getting hurt, the winger racked up 10 points in his last six games, including a four-point performance versus Vancouver. As long as he continues to play alongside Malkin, the 27-year-old Rust should be considered a top-end fantasy option.
Rust (lower body) isn't in the projected lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blues, NHL.com's Wes Crosby reports. Rust will miss a third straight game Wednesday, and the Penguins have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for his recovery. The 27-year-old winger has been highly productive when healthy this season, racking up nine goals and 17 points in 14 games, so fantasy owners should plan on keeping a close eye on his status ahead of Friday's matchup with Arizona.
Rust (lower body) will not dress Saturday in St. Louis. With the Penguins set to return home after Saturday's game, Rust got a head start and flew back to Pittsburgh prior to puck drop to be evaluated. His status remains day-to-day and he'll now enjoy three days off before the Blues come to town Wednesday. Expect another update on Rust to surface prior to Wednesday's game.
Coach Mike Sullivan said Rust missed Friday's game versus the Blue Jackets with a lower-body injury. Rust's injury occurred in the morning skate, per Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, when he went tumbling into the boards. It's unclear if the winger will miss more than one game with the injury -- the Penguins continue their road trip Saturday in St. Louis.
Rust (undisclosed) won't play Friday against Columbus, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. With Rust on the shelf, Pittsburgh will be forced to go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen against the Blue Jackets. The Penguins have yet to release any details regarding the severity of Rust's issue, but another update on the oft-injured winger's status should surface ahead of Saturday's matchup with St. Louis.
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