Rush bring back Merasty, make offers to four others

The Rapid City Rush extended four qualifying offers for the upcoming ECHL season to four forwards -- Alec Baer, Aaron Boyd, Peter Sivak, and Pierre-Luc Mercier.

The Rush also announced the return of forward Shaq Merasty for next season. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound forward played eight games with Rapid City last season before injury cut his campaign short.