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The Capitals have signed Justin Schultz to a two-year contract worth $8.0 million ($4.0M AAV).

Schultz had a breakout year in his first season with the Penguins, posting 51 points (12G / 39A) in 78 games. He struggled from that point on, he dealt with injuries, averaging just 46 games played from 2018-2020. During that stretch he had just 54 points (9G / 45A), barely matching his output from year-1 alone. Schultz fills a need as a right-handed defenseman but his health is a concern and $4.0M is a hefty cap-hit for a player that may only play half the games.

Source: Darren Dreger 10/9/20, 10:17 pm EST

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Schultz (lower-body) could return to the lineup on Tuesday.

Schultz was on the ice for Monday's practice and has not been ruled out for Tuesday's game in Philadelphia. This would be a huge boost to the Penguins blueline, who have seen John Marino and Marcus Pettersson step-up in his absence. Schultz had two goals and six assists (eight points) in 27 games before getting hurt in mid-December.

Source: @PensInsideScoop 01/20/20, 1:12 pm EST

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Schultz is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

Schultz suffered what looked like a knee injury in his first shit in Calgary on Tuesday and is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks. It seems likely that Schultz will be out into the New Year and could be out much longer. The Penguins will likely re-evaluate the defenseman and release a more detailed timetable in the coming days.

Source: @PensInsideScoop 12/19/19, 3:41 pm EST

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Schultz will be out “longer-term” with a lower-body injury.

Schultz was questionable heading into Thursday’s game but the news is much worse for the Penguins. Injuries continue to pile up for Pittsburgh, who are already without Kris Letang on the back-end. John Marino and Brian Dumoulin will continue to be leaned on heavily at even-strength and Marcus Pettersson and Jusso Riikola should see a bump in PP usage.

Source: Josh Getzoff 11/21/19, 5:22 pm EST

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Schultz will miss at least four months after undergoing surgery on his fractured left leg.

Schultz underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture of his lower left leg on Sunday. Schultz is expected to miss at least four months, which will open the door for Jusso Riikola to become a full-time NHLer on the Penguins blueline. Jamie Oleksiak will draw n for Schultz on Tuesday and Olli Maatta will likely fill in for him on the second power-play unit.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 10/15/18, 11:43 am EST

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Schultz is expected to miss time with a lower-body injury.

The Penguins are still waiting for official word on Schultz’s injury, but it looks like he is going to miss some time. Schultz was forced to leave Saturday’s game with a gruesome looking leg/ankle injury and left the Bell Centre with crutches and a boot. “We are losing a good hockey player,” Jack Johnson told reporters, suggesting that the early prognosis is not good. If Schultz does miss time, Just Riikola will have a full-time roster spot moving forward and Jamie Oleksiak will draw into the lineup on Tuesday.

Source: Jason Mackey 10/14/18, 10:28 pm EST

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Schultz (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Schultz has been sidelined by a lower-body injury for nearly one month, but could be back tonight in Philadelphia. Schultz took part in the Penguins morning skate, so monitor his status when the Pens hit the ice for warmups. He has two goals and eight assists (10 points) in 23 games in what has been an injury plagued season for the blueliner.

Source: Adam Kimelman 01/2/18, 7:35 am EST

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The Penguins have placed Justin Schultz (lower-body) on IR.

Schultz left Tuesday’s loss to the Rangers after placing just 9:00 TOI and was placed on IR this morning. His movement to injured reserve means that Schultz will miss at least the next three games and is not eligible to return until next Thursday in Vegas. Frank Corrado has been recalled to take Schultz’s spot on the roster.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 12/7/17, 5:08 am EST

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