The Penguins signed Justin Schultz to a one-year deal worth $1.4 million on July 13th.
Schultz, 26, was stuck on a bad Edmonton team for three and a half years, before being traded to Pittsburgh at last year’s trade deadline. He enjoyed success with the Penguins, picking up eight points (1G / 7A) in 18 regular season games and four assists in 15 playoff games, en route to winning the Stanley Cup. Schultz’s $1.4 million dollar contract is a pay-cut from his previous $3.9M AAV contract, but he wanted to stay in Pittsburgh.
Schultz has been a healthy scratch for the first three games since being acquired from Edmonton. He has had a tough season, posting just 10 points (3G / 7A) with a minus-22 rating in 45 games with Edmonton. He will replace Derrick Pouliot on Sunday.
The Penguins have acquired Justin Schultz from the Oilers for a third-round pick.
Schultz, 25, has seen his offensive numbers slip since posting 27 points (8G / 19A) in 48 games in his rookie season. He lacked confidence and often served as a healthy scratch this season, posting 10 points (3G / 7A) in 45 games. He heads to Pittsburgh where he should land a regular role on their third line with Ben Lovejoy sidelined, but until we see more offence, he should remain on the waiver wire.
Schultz (illness) will be back in the Oilers lineup on Thursday.
Schultz missed Tuesday’s game with an illness, but will be back in the lineup tonight in Ottawa. Schultz has just nine points (3G / 6A) in 36 games this season, but has one goal and three assists his last seven games.
Schultz (back) rotated in among regulars in Oilers' practice on Monday.
Schultz is two and a half weeks into a 2-4 week timetable. He was in practice on Monday and rotated into his regular spot during line rushes which indicates he is nearing a return to the lineup. Monitor Schultz’s status as the week progresses.
Schultz will miss at least two weeks which could be six or seven games and could miss up to one month with a back injury. With Schultz out, Darnell Nurse will continue to play a big role on the Oilers’ blueline.
The Oilers have placed Justin Schultz (undisclosed) on injured reserve.
Schultz suffered an undisclosed injury on Sunday and missed Tuesday’s game. He will miss his second straight game tonight and is not eligible to return until next Tuesday’s game vs. the Flyers. Darnell Nurse filled in admirably on Tuesday and will continue to do so while Schultz is out.
Schultz (undisclosed) will not play on Tuesday in Minnesota.
Schultz left Sunday’s game with an undisclosed injury and it will keep him out of Tuesday’s contest. There is no word on what is ailing Schultz, but he will miss at least one game. Keep an eye on him in advance of Thursday’s clash with the Canadiens.