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(UPDATED): Injured Winger Rust Could Play Tuesday; Joseph Skates



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The Pittsburgh Penguins had a familiar face with them Monday at practice the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Bryan Rust, who has missed the past three games because of an unspecified injury, was on the ice, and wearing a regular, not n0-contact, jersey.

Afterward, Rust confirmed he had no restrictions and said he is a possibility to play Tuesday when the Penguins travel to Nashville to face the Predators, owners of a five-game winning streak.

“I was in there doing everything. We’ll see how it reacts and go from there,” Rust said, adding that how he feels Tuesday morning will help dictate things.

Coach Mike Sullivan said Rust likely will be a game-time decision for Tuesday.

Rust has been listed as day-to-day. He was having a strong start to the season, with nine goals, 16 points in 17 games. He got in some individual work before practice began Monday, then joined the team.

The Penguins skipped over line rushes, but Rust practiced on the top power-play unit.

Before practice, defenseman P.O Joseph worked out in his first time skating since he went on IR.

Joseph, who has not played since Nov. 4,  was in and out of the lineup before being scheduled to play Nov. 18. He was pulled from that lineup, and coach Mike Sullivan revealed that Joseph had been dealing with a lower-body injury.