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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Notches power-play helper

Rust posted a power-play assist, four shots on goal and four PIM in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 7. Rust fed Jake Guentzel for a highlight-reel tally in the second period. While the Penguins' season is over, Rust brought quality in the playoffs with two goals and six helpers in seven outings. The 30-year-old winger had a career-high 58 points with 180 shots on net and a plus-7 rating in just 60 regular-season contests. He'll get his first taste of unrestricted free agency if he doesn't sign a new contract with the Penguins prior to July 13.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Finds twine in loss

Rust scored a goal on three shots in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers in Game 6. Rust has gotten on the scoresheet in five of the Penguins' six postseason contests so far. He has a pair of goals, five helpers and 21 shots on net while playing in a top-line role.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Monster stat line in Game 1

Rust had a power-play goal, two assists and nine shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 triple-overtime Game 1 win over the Rangers. All three of Rust's points came in the second period, but he was noticeable throughout the remainder of the night as well. Rust picked up secondary helpers on both of Jake Guentzel's goals, then converted a tap-in on a 5-on-3 to tie the score at three. He almost won the game in the second overtime, ringing a shot off the post from in close, but Rust ultimately had to settle for a three-point night.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: All clear Thursday

Rust (illness) is on the ice for warmups and is expected to play Thursday against the Islanders, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports. Rust was considered a game-time decision with a minor illness. He'll slot into his usual top-six role and avoid missing any time. The 29-year-old winger has 24 goals and 58 points through 53 games this season.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Game-time call versus Isles

Rust (illness) is considered a game-time decision against the Islanders on Thursday, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports. Rust was forced to leave Tuesday's clash with New York after just 1:04 of ice time as he was unable to continue due to illness. If the 29-year-old winger is unable to go, the Penguins would likely need to bring up a player or two from the minors or roll with seven defensemen. For his part, Rust should be a lock for a top-six role and No. 1 power-play unit if cleared to play.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Departs with illness

Rust (illness) left Tuesday's game versus the Islanders in the first period. Head coach Mike Sullivan revealed after the game that the Penguins have a number of players attempting to play through illnesses, but Rust wasn't able to Tuesday. He took just two shifts in the contest, and he should be considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's rematch at home against the Islanders.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Score goal against Avs

Rust scored a goal on five shots versus Colorado on Tuesday. Rust has just two goals in his last five games despite putting 21 shots on net over that stretch. Back up on the top line with Sidney Crosby, the 29-year-old Rust has already reached the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive year and is poised for a significant pay raise when he hits free agency this offseason.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Three points against Detroit

Rust scored a power-play goal and added two assists, one also coming with the man advantage, in Sunday's 11-2 rout of the Red Wings. The 29-year-old continues to thrive while skating alongside Sidney Crosby. Rust has three multi-point performances in the last four games. and on the season he's up to 22 goals and 55 points through 45 contests -- leaving him one point shy of tying his career high.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Two-point effort Tuesday

Rust scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jackets. The 29-year-old remains on a career-best scoring pace. Rust has four multi-point performances in the last 10 games, and he's reached the 50-point plateau for the second time in his career, racking up 21 goals and 50 points through 42 contests.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Four points in two nights

Rust dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Buffalo. Rust delivered his second multi-point performance in as many nights, and he had four shots to boot in each game. The winger's back on track following a four-game goal drought during which he picked up only one point. Rust has been moved off Sidney Crosby's line for now, but skating alongside Evgeni Malkin at even strength and both Malkin and Crosby on the power play isn't a bad gig.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Reaches 20-goal plateau

Rust scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights. The 29-year-old continues to roll, and Rust has two goals and five points over the course of a modest three-game point streak. The tally was his 20th of the campaign, a mark he's reached in three straight seasons, and he's up to a remarkable 47 points in only 37 games.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Rounds up two points

Rust recorded a goal and an assist across 20:43 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Panthers. Rust made his presence felt on both ends of the ice; he also tied a season high with three hits. The 29-year-old has reaped the benefits of playing alongside the red-hot Sidney Crosby on the top line of late, as Rust has racked up two goals and six assists of his own during Crosby's ongoing seven-game point streak.
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Penguins' Bryan Rust: Piles up shots, helpers

Rust had two assists -- one on the power play -- and eight shots in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets. Rust was instrumental in Pittsburgh's third-period comeback from a 2-1 deficit, assisting on Evgeni Malkin's game-tying, power-play marker and Sidney Crosby's game-winner with 2:14 remaining. He also led all skaters in shots, coming one shy of his Feb. 1 season high. Rust's up to 42 points in 33 games.
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