When Rust returns from injury

  • When Rust returns from injury — that could happen earlier this week — Blueger should stay from the lineup. (He won’t.)
    Trades expressed by GM Jim Rutherford have elected the roster younger. McCann and Marcus Pettersson are 22. Blueger, a call-up through the minors, is 24. Nick Bjugstad is 26. Before Rutherford tinkered, the Penguins were experienced and accomplished — but somewhat stale.
    At 27, Eric Gudbranson is marginally part when using the youth Madden Overdrive Coins movement. But Gudbranson’s primary values are size and rep. His 6-foot-5, 217-pound frame manufactures respect. That was clear Tuesday, when Gudbranson got two points for virtually any takedown on Washington thug Tom Wilson. His defensive play has become higher than adequate.
    Same concerns Jack Johnson. He has gone from minus-13 on Dec. 1 to minus-1 now.
    The defensive corps has stabilized, and coach Mike Sullivan will face a fantastic problem if/when Kris Letang and Olli Maatta return from injury, giving Sullivan seven very legit top-six Buy Madden Overdrive Coins defensemen and a lot of depth beyond that. (Letang might play from the other day. Maatta is skating.)
    Special teams are booming: The power play went 9 for 26 around the very last seven games, the penalty-kill 18 for 21.
    Sullivan tried using putting Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel on the No. 2 power play. But which is short-lived, and Kessel responded with man-advantage goals in three around the last five games. Sometimes a carrot should be dangled.