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Justin Schultz | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 193
College: Wisconsin
Contract: view contract details

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According to head coach Todd McLellan, Justin Schultz (back) should make an appearance on Edmonton's upcoming road trip.
The 25-year-old has been limited to just nine games this season, but it looks like he'll return sometime between now and the end of the month. The Oilers begin a five-game road trip in Washington on Monday night. Nov 21 - 4:57 PM

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Justin Schultz (back) participated in Monday's practice.

Schultz was originally projected to be out for tow-to-four weeks and we've past the three-week mark since his last game. "It’s been going slow, but I feel like I’m getting close," Schultz said. "I couldn’t tell you how long until I’m back but it’s getting better. Skating feels fine out there, it doesn’t bother my back at all. It’s just about getting to 100%." He has an assist in nine games this season.
Nov 17 - 9:09 AM

Justin Schultz will be out for the next two-to-four weeks with a back injury.

Schultz already missed Tuesday's contest due to his back. He's on the injured reserve list while Darnell Nurse is now playing with the Oilers.
Oct 29 - 3:41 PM

Justin Schultz (undisclosed) has been put on the injured reserve list.

Schultz sustained the injury during Sunday's game. He has an assist and a minus-six rating in nine games this season.
Oct 29 - 9:55 AM

Justin Schultz (undisclosed) isn't expected to play on Tuesday.

Edmonton has called up Darnell Nurse to help fill the void. Schultz wasn't able to complete Sunday's game due to the mystery ailment. He has one point in nine games this season.
Oct 27 - 9:00 AM

Justin Schultz sustained an undisclosed injury during Sunday's contest.

Schultz left the game in the second period and didn't come back. He's been off to a rough start as he has just one point and a minus-six rating in nine games.
Oct 26 - 9:35 AM

Justin Schultz netted a power-play goal in Edmonton's 3-2 preseason win against Winnipeg on Wednesday.

Schultz obviously isn't competing for a roster spot, but he is trying to get off to a good start in what will be a key season for him. He inked a one-year, $3.9 million deal in July and if he has a strong season then his next contract could be a big, long-term one. "With Schultzy, a lot of his game is confidence, so a couple of years of not playing his best, that confidence goes down," said teammate Jordan Eberle. "But I think he regained it that summer. He had a great summer of training. He definitely seems a lot more mature this year."
Sep 24 - 10:33 AM

Justin Schultz realizes that this will be a big season for him.

Schultz has signed a one-year, $3.9 million contract and he could be in for a long-term deal after that if he has a strong 2014-15 campaign. "It'll set up my future with this team and I need to take that step forward and show that I'm a player that they want to have and they want to have for a long time," Schultz said. He had six goals and 31 points in 81 games with Edmonton in 2014-15, but as he noted, he needs to be more solid defensively.
Jul 16 - 10:13 AM

Justin Schultz has inked a one-year, $3.9 million contract with Edmonton.

Schultz was a restricted free agent and had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 24. This is a relatively mild raise from the $3,675,000 he made in 2014-15. He had six goals and 31 points in 81 contests in 2014-15.
Jul 15 - 2:00 PM

Justin Schultz has a salary arbitration hearing set for July 24.

Schultz's situation is a little unique in the sense that it was the team rather than the player that actually requested an arbitrator. He had six goals and 31 points in 81 games in 2014-15.
Jul 13 - 6:21 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have exercised their option to file for salary arbitration for Justin Schultz.

Schultz passed on his chance to file for arbitration. Edmonton and Schultz can continue to negotiate, but now they have a hard deadline as an arbitrator will decide what Schultz is worth at a date still to be determined if the two sides don't agree to terms first. Edmonton will also have the option to buy out Schultz's contract if the team doesn't like the arbitrator's decision.
Jul 6 - 10:44 PM

Justin Schultz recorded an assist in Edmonton's 4-1 victory over Toronto on Monday.

Schultz has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has five goals and 28 points in 69 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 17 - 11:06 AM

Justin Schultz had an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Schultz has five goals and 24 points in 63 games in 2014-15. There's a decent chance he'll reach the 30-point mark for the second straight season, but he isn't likely to do much better than that.
Mar 4 - 9:05 AM

Justin Schultz potted a goal for the Oilers in their 2-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday night.

There is still an outside chance Schultz reaches his career high of 33 points set last season, but with five goals, it’s unlikely he will get to 11. The goal was his first point in five games, and his goal was his first since Feb. 2. He has 23 points this season. Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins registered the helpers.
Mar 1 - 12:52 AM

Justin Schultz was a minus-three on Saturday.

Schultz is the Oilers quarterback on the power play but has only four goals and 21 points this season. He has been a minus-six in his last three games but is only a minus-nine this season, not too bad for a porous Oilers team. Everyone has big expectations for Schultz in fantasy hockey but he has yet to produce in three seasons at the NHL level.
Feb 15 - 7:13 AM

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