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Justin Schultz | Defenseman | #4

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 193
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (43) / ANA
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Justin Schultz (illness) won't play Sunday night.
Schultz missed Saturday's game against Toronto because he wasn't feeling well and he didn't travel with the team to Columbus. Consider him day-to-day for now. Feb 18 - 4:08 PM

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Justin Schultz (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

There was no mention of Schultz being injured before he wasn't on the ice for the pre-game warmup. The Penguins will likely provide an update on his status after the game. We'll consider him day-to-day for now. Matt Hunwick will take his spot in the lineup.
Feb 17 - 6:48 PM

Justin Schultz found the back of the net in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars.

The Penguins had a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the allowed the Stars to score three unanswered goals to take the lead. But with Pittsburgh down by one late in regulation and goalie Matt Murray on the bench in favor of an extra attacker, Schultz found a way to tie the game. Unfortunately for the Pens, they couldn't figure out Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen in the shootout. Schultz has three goals and 15 points in 39 games this season.
Feb 10 - 12:26 AM

Justin Schultz will be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

He was considered a game-time decision in this one. Schultz has two goals and 13 points in 31 games this season.
Jan 20 - 7:55 PM

The Penguins have indicated that Justin Schultz's availability for Saturday night's contest against San Jose will be made just prior to the 8:00 pm ET puck drop.

Schultz collided face first into the boards after being hit from behind by the Kings' Dustin Brown on Thursday. The good news is that Schultz does not have a concussion and that he also practiced without restrictions on Friday. Check back with us closer to the start of the game for an update on Schultz' status.
Jan 20 - 11:57 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins will welcome back Justin Schultz to their lineup Tueday against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Schultz will be paired up with Ian Cole and was also involved on the second power play during the morning skate. Schultz has 10 points in 23 games and will return after missing 11 games.
Jan 2 - 6:40 PM

Justin Schultz (lower body) will be a game-time call Tuesday night versus Philadelphia.

Schultz was paired with Ian Cole during the morning skate and he worked on the second power-play combination, so it looks like he could be available to return to the lineup.
Jan 2 - 12:36 PM

Justin Schultz (lower body) took part in Saturday's practice.

Schultz was wearing a no-contact jersey, so it seems fair to believe that his return isn't imminent, but this marked a step in the right direction. He last played on Dec. 5.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 04:18:00 PM

Justin Schultz (lower body) is "making significant progress," according to coach Mike Sullivan.

Schultz hasn't returned to the ice though and that will be the next step in his recovery from a lower-body injury. The Penguins will get a better idea of when he will be can return once that happens.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 03:31:00 PM

Justin Schultz (lower body) will be out for a couple weeks, per Penguins coach Mike Sullivan.

As previously reported, Schultz has been moved to the injured reserve list. He was hurt during Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers. As a result of Schultz's injury, Chad Ruhwedel drew into the lineup on Thursday and played alongside Ian Cole.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 05:09:00 AM

Justin Schultz (lower body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

That move is presumably retroactive to Tuesday when Schultz was hurt. This suggests that he'll miss at least three games, including Thursday's contest.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 10:09:00 AM

Justin Schultz (lower body) will probably miss Thursday's game.

Beyond that, Schultz's status is still a mystery. He was hurt in the first period of Tuesday's contest and his attempt to return in the second period didn't last. He has two goals and 10 points in 23 games this season.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 03:53:00 PM

Justin Schultz sustained a lower-body injury during Tuesday's contest.

Schultz sustained the injury late in the first period and his attempt to return in the second led to him being shutdown for the remainder of the game. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said that the blueliner would be evaluated on Wednesday, so we'll have to wait to get a sense for how serious this injury is. He has two goals and 10 points in 23 contests in 2017-18.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Justin Schultz is getting as much power play time as Kris Letang of late.

Coach Mike Sullivan started using Schultz more when he returned from a concussion earlier this week. "Both of those guys are real good power-play guys," Sullivan said. "They both give our power play a chance to be successful. A lot of times, (assistant coach) Jacques (Martin) goes with the guy who happens to be fresh at the time, but really, it's more about just managing minutes so that the defense corps as a whole can be effective. Schultzy's a guy that excels there, and that's an area where we can help to get Kris' minutes down a little bit." Schultz had an assist Saturday and has two goals and five points in 13 games this season. He should be in someone's lineup at this time.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 08:18:00 AM

Justin Schultz found the back of the net in Pittsburgh's 3-1 win against Arizona Tuesday night.

Schultz returned to the lineup after missing six games with a concussion. The Penguins didn't ease him in as he logged an impressive 20:31 minutes of ice time. With that goal, he now has four points in 11 contests.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 05:55:00 AM

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C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Derick Brassard
4Riley Sheahan
5Carter Rowney
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Dominik Simon
5Zach Aston-Reese
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Chad Ruhwedel
6Matt Hunwick
7Jamie Oleksiak
G1Matt Murray
2Tristan Jarry