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Penguins Place Rust on IR, Make Roster Call-Up



Pittsburgh Penguins game analysis, Bryan Rust

SEATTLE — The Pittsburgh Penguins made the unsurprising move of placing right-winger Bryan Rust on injured reserve. The team also recalled forward Jonathan Gruden from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Gurden, 23, has played five NHL games this season and eight in his career. He has yet to register his first point. In 41 AHL games this season, he has 23 points, including 13 goals.

Top forward prospect Sam Poulin remains out of the lineup with an injury. He could return this weekend, but that is not a certainty.

Rust was a big part of the Penguins’ 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. He had three points, scoring two goals, before suffering an upper-body injury in the third period.

On Tuesday, Coach Mike Sullivan termed Rust out week-to-week. This season, Rust has 36 points, with 18 goals in 42 games.