The Senators' Dion Phaneuf absolutely leveled Bryan Rust with a brutal hit

Ruben Hill
May 20, 2017

Rust and Schultz were both injured in Game 2 against the Ottawa Senators, while Hornqvist, who was revealed to be dealing with an upper-body injury, was scratched from Monday's Game 2 after missing two consecutive team skates and has not played since. I think he could help us on our power play. Schultz and forwards Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust all skated before practice, but Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan ruled them all out for Game 3. "Everybody's looking for answers". Schultz skated alone for a few minutes and left the ice before the Penguins began their skate.

Phaneuf wasn't called for a penalty on the play because he did not leave his feet to deliver the devastating hit to Rust. "I mean, you can kind of feel bad for yourselves and be like, oh, Tanger's out, Daley's out, now possibly Schultz", said defenseman Brian Dumoulin on Tuesday. Everyone knows what we're doing out there.

The Penguins went shopping at the trade deadline with their defense in tatters, acquiring Hainsey from Carolina and veteran Mark Streit from Philadelphia to patch together a lineup to get the club through late February and early March. "But I'm just thrilled and excited if I get to play".

The Penguins could opt to go with seven defensemen and 11 forwards, as they did in Game 3, which would be a game-time decision, Sullivan said.

Injuries just keep piling up for the Penguins.

Daley last played on May 6, during Game 5 of Round 2 against the Washington Capitals.

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