Bryan Rust
Bryan Rust
26-Year-Old Right WingRW
Pittsburgh Penguins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
From top to bottom, the Penguins organization loves everything Rust brings to the table, which is why it rewarded him with a four-year, $14 million contract during the offseason. The hardworking winger's speed and tenacity continues to translate into opportunities playing alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin at different times. It's the ability to work from the first line to the fourth that makes the Michigan native so valuable to the team. Last season, Rust set a career high with 38 points, and he should be capable of challenging for the 40-point threshold again this year. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year contract with the Penguins in June of 2018 worth $3.5 million annually.
Bags pair of helpers in SO loss
RWPittsburgh Penguins
March 20, 2019
Rust finished Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Carolina with two assists.
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Playing in just his second game since missing nine due to injury, Rust played a part in both Pittsburgh goals Tuesday night. The two helpers move the winger up to 33 points in 2018-19, just five back of last season's career-best, 38-point campaign.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:54
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:07
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:58
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
13:38
0:12
0:44
2017–18
16:03
0:46
1:24
2018–19
15:54
0:07
1:58
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
A broken arm limited Rust to just 57 outings last season, yet he still fashioned 15 goals and 13 assists -- both career highs. The winger’s forechecking expertise coupled with his knack for heading into the dirty areas in order to control the puck makes him a perfect player to line up with offensive stalwarts Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. There’s plenty of untapped potential here, but the manner in which coach Mike Sullivan divvies up the power-play minutes formerly occupied by Nick Bonino could go a long way toward determining whether you have “Rusty Gold” on your hands. Rust averaged a mere 12 seconds with the extra man last year, so keep expectations in check.
Rust is a bottom-six winger who provides energy and a few timely goals. The 24-year-old collected only four goals and 11 points in 41 regular-season tilts, but was nonetheless named the team’s rookie of the year. He capped his campaign with a big Stanley Cup run, potting six goals and nine points in 23 games, including the Game 7 winner against Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference finals. It might be unwise to count on Rust’s offense – he’s never averaged a point per-game at any level – but he figures to see regular shifts on Pittsburgh’s third line in 2016-17.
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Records three shots in return
RWPittsburgh Penguins
March 19, 2019
Rust registered three shots, two hits and one block in Sunday's defeat to Philadelphia.
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Expected to return Sunday
RWPittsburgh Penguins
March 17, 2019
Rust (lower body) is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Flyers.
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Game-time decision Sunday
RWPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
March 17, 2019
Rust (lower body) is a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the Flyers, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
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Won't play Saturday
RWPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
March 16, 2019
Rust (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against St. Louis.
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Sporting regular jersey
RWPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
March 15, 2019
Rust (lower body) ditched the non-contact sweater for Friday's practice session and could return during Pittsburgh's upcoming back-to-back, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.
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