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Justin Schultz | Defenseman | #4

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 193
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (43) / ANA
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Justin Schultz will play in Game 7 against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
Schultz missed the last four games because of an upper-body injury, but he's good to go tonight. He'll skate on a pairing with Ian Cole. May 25 - 8:04 PM

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Justin Schultz is expected to play in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against Ottawa on Thursday.

Schultz has been held out of the last four games because of an upper-body injury, but he's skating during the pre-game warmup. He appears to be paired with Ian Cole on the third pairings.
May 25 - 7:50 PM

Justin Schultz is on the ice for the pre-game warmup on Thursday.

It's a good sign for his availability that he's on the ice right now. It's a do-or-die game for the Penguins and Senators, as the winner of tonight's game will take on the Predators in the Stanley Cup Final.
May 25 - 7:41 PM

Justin Schultz (upper body) is being listed as a game-time decision for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Schultz didn't skate with the Penguins Thursday morning though, so it would be a bit surprising if he still ended up playing. He has two goals and eight points in 14 playoff games in 2017.
May 25 - 1:29 PM

Justin Schultz (upper body) could be ready for Thursday night when Pittsburgh hosts Ottawa in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

On Wednesday morning, coach Mike Sullivan said there was a "reasonable" chance that Schultz would be available to play. He has been out with an upper-body injury since Game 2 versus the Senators.
May 24 - 10:29 AM

Justin Schultz (upper body) won't play Tuesday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He appeared to be close to getting back in the lineup on Sunday afternoon, but he didn't play against Ottawa. Schultz is continuing to rehab, while accompanying the team on the road.
May 23 - 12:14 PM

Justin Schultz (upper body) didn't skate on Monday.

Schultz has missed the Penguins' last three games. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said that Schultz staying off the ice on Monday was part of his recovery plan.
May 22 - 2:20 PM

The Penguins are without Justin Schultz (upper body) for Game 5 Sunday afternoon.

Schultz is missing his third straight game. The Penguins' defensive depth is certainly being tested as Kris Letang and Chad Ruhwedel are also sidelined.
May 21 - 3:11 PM

Justin Schultz (upper body) might be able to play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday afternoon.

The injury has kept Schultz out of the lineup for the last two games. With Kris Letang and Chad Ruhwedel injured, the Pens could definitely use Schultz in tomorrow's game. We'll likely find out about his availability for Game 5 right sometime on Sunday.
May 20 - 11:43 AM

Justin Schultz (upper body) will miss Game 4 on Friday.

That's not too surprising given that Schultz wasn't among the participants in the Penguins' informal skate Friday morning. He has two goals and eight points in 14 playoff contests this year.
May 19 - 1:11 PM

Justin Schultz (upper body) wasn't one of the players that participated in the Penguins' informal skate on Friday.

We can't read too much into Schultz's absence given that it wasn't even a proper practice, but Schultz didn't skate on Thursday either. It would be surprising to see him play in Game 4 Friday night.
May 19 - 12:10 PM

Justin Schultz (upper body) wasn't on the ice on Thursday.

Schultz also missed Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final after being hurt on Monday. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Schultz staying off the ice Thursday was "part of his plan," but we would be surprised if the defenseman plays on Friday.
May 18 - 2:20 PM

Justin Schultz (upper body) will sit out Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He was hurt on Monday night and is listed as day-to-day. Schultz was on the ice briefly on Wednesday before the Penguins practiced.
May 17 - 12:37 PM

Justin Schultz is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Schultz appeared to hurt his right shoulder in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. He will accompany the team on the road, but it's unclear when he will be available to return to the lineup.
May 16 - 1:55 PM

Justin Schultz exited Monday's game against Ottawa early in the first period and he didn't return.

Schultz was hit into the boards behind the Penguins net by Ottawa forward Mike Hoffman just 9:30 into the first period. He left the game with an apparent right shoulder injury, so the Penguins' battered blueline had to play with five defenders. Coach Mike Sullivan did not have an update on Schultz's injury after the game.
May 16 - 8:17 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Oskar Sundqvist
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Chris Kunitz
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Carter Rowney
6Josh Archibald
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Ron Hainsey
7Brian Dumoulin
8Mark Streit
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury
3Tristan Jarry