Schultz agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Anaheim on Tuesday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Schultz played in a meager 10 games during his two years in Los Angeles an register a goal and an assist over that span. It is almost a lock that the veteran blueliner will be playing in the AHL for 2016-17, where he has performed significantly better. In 66 minor contests last season, the 30-year-old tallied 18 points and 24 PIM.
Schultz has been assigned to AHL Ontario, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. The Kings reportedly have placed defenseman Matt Greene on long-term injured reserve, which effectively clears cap space in conjunction with Schultz and Nick Ebert heading to Ontario. Schultz has only played in one NHL game this season, but the 6-foot-6, 227-pound skater should get meaningful minutes if he stays put in the minors. Through 20 games, he's collected three assists and 10 PIM for the Reign.
Schultz was recalled from AHL Ontario on Monday. The Kings are in the middle of a six-game road trip at the moment, so Schultz's recall could simply be to provide depth along the blue line. It's also possible that a couple of players are dealing with minor injuries and the recall was a result of that. Regardless, he could have a chance to draw into the lineup Monday if somebody is banged up, though with just three assists in 20 games at AHL Ontario, it's unlikely he'll provide much of an offensive boost.
Schultz was waived by the Kings on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Schultz played in one game with the Kings this season, posting a shot on goal, two blocked shots and 18:15 of ice time. He'll now return to the minors as organizational depth, but could rejoin the club if a blueliner were to suffer an injury. He'll likely be sent to AHL Manchester if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Jeff Schultz will be reassigned to AHL Manchester prior to the Kings' game Wednesday against the Sharks, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
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