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Bryan Rust cleared to play for Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins were unsure whether rookie standout Bryan Rust – who has scored an impressive six goals in the postseason for the Metropolitan Division club this spring – would be able to play in game two or not.

Luckily, though, his day to day injury status seems to have been short-lived.

The Penguins confirmed ahead of their game against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday that Rust, who was listed as ‘day to day’ with what was believed to be a head injury, would be in the lineup for their matchup that evening.

Drafted 80th overall by the Penguins in 2010, Rust – who played NCAA hockey for the University of Notre Dame before going pro for the club – put up four goals and 11 points in 41 regular season games for the club during his stinted call-ups. He’s proven to be a standout performer during the playoffs, though, scoring in their first game against San Jose and moving his way up the depth chart as the postseason has progressed.

The Penguins will face off against the Sharks at 8:00 PM EST at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening. They hope to pull even farther ahead in their lead against the Sharks, as they won a close 3-2 game one against San Jose earlier this week.

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