There’s no denying that the Pittsburgh Penguins are banged up, but unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning, they received some heartening injury news on Saturday morning.
(Granted, they share a thing in common with the Lightning in still having quite a few guys expected to miss at least a bit of time.)
Sullivan also seems quite happy about Bryan Rust‘s progress, as the forward at least resumed skating. That said, he didn’t give a precise timeline of when Rust might return, noting that he must take the next step in absorbing contact.
So, while these updates amount to a “work in progress,” at least it’s easy for Pittsburgh to see that things are on an upward climb. Their next game comes against the Florida Panthers on Sunday afternoon.