The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Bryan Rust from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Rust, 23, is spending his second stint with Pittsburgh this year. Earlier in the season he was scoreless with a plus-2 in five games. Rust also missed 15 games with an upper-body injury before returning to WBS once he recovered.
The Pontiac, Michigan native has four points (1G-3A) in 10 AHL games this year, including a goal and an assist in his past three outings.
Rust, who stands 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, has 31 points (14G-17A) in 57 career AHL regular-season games. He’s added two goals in four AHL playoff contests.
Last year, Rust skated in 14 NHL games with Pittsburgh, tallying two points (1G-1A). Rust scored his first NHL goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Evgeni Nabokov on Dec. 15, 2014.
Rust, who spent four years at the University of Notre Dame, was chosen by Pittsburgh in the third round (80th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.