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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
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Schultz had a pair of assists Saturday in the Penguins 6-3 loss to Washington.
Schultz has five assists in his last five games to give him a goal and eight points in 11 games this post-season. After a 51 point season in 2016-17, Schultz regressed this season as he had only four goals and 27 points in 63 games. Look for a bounce back season next year as Schultz should get back to the 40-point mark with the Penguins. May 6 - 8:22 AM

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Justin Schultz is on a three-game point streak.

Schultz extended that run with an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-3 loss to Washington Tuesday night. He's up to a goal and six points in nine postseason games this year.
May 2 - 8:05 AM

Justin Schultz registered an assist in a 3-2 win against Washington in Game 1 Thursday night.

Schultz was held off the scoresheet in the final three games of the first round. He has a goal and four points in seven playoff contests this year. He was a significant contributor when these two teams faced off in the 2017 playoffs as he scored two goals and five points in that seven-game series.
Apr 27 - 4:57 AM

Justin Schultz collected three assists in Sunday's 5-4 overtime victory over Philadelphia.

Schultz helped set up goals by Patric Hornqvist (power play), Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby to give the Penguins a 4-3 lead at the time. He has accounted for 23 points in 57 matches this season.
Mar 25 - 4:09 PM

Despite leaving last night's game due to injury, Justin Schultz is at practice with the rest of his teammates.

Head coach Mike Sullivan said after the game that he expects Schultz to be fine and a return to practice today shows just that. We don't expect the veteran defenseman to miss any time. He has 20 points in 56 games this season.
Mar 24 - 12:07 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Derick Brassard
4Riley Sheahan
5Carter Rowney
6Teddy Blueger
7Jean-Sebastien Dea
8Adam Johnson
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Garrett Wilson
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Dominik Simon
5Daniel Sprong
6Zach Aston-Reese
7Josh Jooris
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Chad Ruhwedel
6Matt Hunwick
7Jamie Oleksiak
8Chris Summers
9Jarred Tinordi
G1Matt Murray
2Casey DeSmith
3Tristan Jarry
4Michael Leighton