Rust, Schultz, Hornqvist out for Penguins for Game 3 vs Sens

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Vintage Dion Phaneuf came out to play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust along with defenceman Justin Schultz are nursing various injuries and will miss Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final at Ottawa (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET), according to head coach Mike Sullivan.

Streit would be getting his first playoff action with Pittsburgh. Streit was on the team's top power-play unit during the morning skate and might make his 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs debut. May. "We're fortunate to have the depth that we have and we've relied on it all year-long so this is no different".

"I think it's a challenge this League presents".

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Justin Schultz and Bryan Rust for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final as injuries continue to mount for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

RW Phil Kessel, who had gone three games with no points, and he had just one point, a goal, in his previous five games, scored the victor in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday, a 1-0 victory over Ottawa. "I think there's a lot of familiarity with the type of game that we're trying to play with our team concept", Sullivan said.

Hornqvist was scratched before Pittsburgh's 1-0 Game 2 victory on Monday. It's also important to have depth in your organization for times like these when you can call up players from your AHL side and have them seamlessly transition into your forward groups or defensive pairings.

  • Julie Sanders