Rust scored a goal and added an assist during Thursday's 5-3 win over Montreal. After missing two games with a concussion, Rust has now marked the scoresheet in consecutive games for two goals, an assist and seven shots. He's currently skating with Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard at even strength, which should provide some favorable five-on-five matchups for the entire line. Still, both Rust's fantasy floor and ceiling are relatively low.
Rust (concussion) will rejoin the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers. Rust missed the previous two contests due to a concussion that knocked him out after just 2:24 of ice time during the Mar. 7 affair against the rival Flyers. He's cleared protocol ahead of Wednesday's matchup and will slot in alongside Derick Brassard and Phil Kessel. Although he's not a member of the power play, Rust still holds fantasy viability in some season-long and daily formats as part of a potent Penguins attack.
Rust (concussion) will be a game-time call against the Rangers on Wednesday, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports. Considering coach Mike Sullivan rarely confirms a player will return to the lineup outright, game-time decision has effectively become code for a player getting back into action. Having said that, fantasy owners will certainly want to check during warmups to ensure Rust will be taking the ice. It seems likely the Michigan native will resume a top-six role, considering he tallied nine points in 12 outings prior to getting hurt.
Rust (concussion) practiced fully with the team Tuesday, according to coach Mike Sullivan. With Rust having sustained a concussion, the team will be very cautious putting him back on the ice, but his participation in practice sporting a regular jersey is a good indication he could be back soon. How the winger responds not only to practice, but also the rigors of travel will probably determine whether he can go against the Rangers on Wednesday. Don't be surprised if Sullivan deems the Michigan native a game-time decision ahead of the clash in the Big Apple.
Rust sustained a concussion in Wednesday's matchup with the Flyers, as confirmed by the Penguins on Friday. Rust was immediately pulled from the bench following the hit by Robert Hagg and never returned from the locker room. The news likely rules the winger out for at least the club's upcoming back-to-back Saturday and Sunday (against Toronto and Dallas, respectively). The Michigan native's spot on Evgeni Malkin's line will go to Patric Hornqvist while Conor Sheary will join Sidney Crosby on the top unit.
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