Rust playing; Hornqvist, Schultz out for Game 5

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) is embraced by center Evgeni Malkin (71). (Fred Vuich/AP)

Bryan Rust will play for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

Defenceman Justin Schultz and forward Patric Hornqvist remain out of the lineup due to injuries.

Rust will be playing his first game since Game 2 of their series with the Senators, while Schultz has been out since the same game and Hornqvist has only seen action in the opening tilt.

All three Penguins have been key contributors to Pittsburgh’s offence this season. Schultz has eight points, Hornqvist has seven, and Rust has found the scoresheet five times including two game-winning goals.

Conor Sheary draws out of the lineup to make room for Rust.

The series is currently tied 2-2.

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