Bryan Rust Out Long-Term, Sidney Crosby Returns To Practice

Pens GM Rutherford confirmed Rust's injury to Cook and Joe

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October 01, 2019 - 11:19 am
Penguins forward Bryan Rust at practice in 2019

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Penguins forward Bryan Rust is going to start the season on the shelf.

While speaking to Cook and Joe Tuesday, general manager Jim Rutherford said they expect the right-winger to be out for a longer term.

Rust was injured after taking a slap shot to his left hand on Saturday during the final preseason game against Buffalo.

“He’ll be out fairly long term and we’ll have to place him on LTI (Long Term Injury),” said Rutherford.

While it looks like Rust will be out for a while, team captain Sidney Crosby re-joined the Penguins Wednesday on the ice for practice before Thursday's opener against the Sabres at PPG Paints Arena.

Another injured player, Alex Galchenyuk, who is dealing with a lower-body injury, was missing from practice Tuesday but Rutherford expects him back soon.

“He skated on his own this morning (Tuesday), he will join practice tomorrow,” said Rutherford. “If everything keeps progressing, he’ll be available for opening night.”

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