Schultz posted a power-play helper, two blocked shots and four PIM in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks. Schultz ended a 21-game point drought with his helper on Jason Zucker's second-period tally. The 29-year-old Schultz also missed 23 games in that span due to injuries. He's been limited to nine points, 42 blocks, 75 shots and a minus-7 rating in 40 outings this year.
Schultz was held off the scoresheet against Los Angeles on Wednesday, his 12th straight game without a point. Since returning to the lineup, Schultz is averaging 19:01 of ice time, which includes 1:25 with the man advantage, but he still hasn't picked up a point. With John Marino (jaw) sidelined, the team has been forced to rely solely on Kris Letang to provide offensive production from the blue line thanks to Schultz's extended slump. Until Marino is given the green light, Schultz figures to continue running the No. 2 power-play unit, if only for a lack of other viable options.
Schultz (lower body) is slated to suit up versus Pittsburgh on Friday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports. Schultz returns to action following a 16-game stint on the sidelines due to his lower-body injury. The blueliner is set to partner up with Chad Ruhwedel on the third pairing but should get a look with the No. 2 power-play unit as well. Injuries have limited the 29-year-old to just 27 games this year, in which he's tallied eight points and 62 shots while averaging 20:17 of ice time.
Schultz (lower body) has been taken off injured reserve, per the NHL media site. Schultz practiced with the team in a regular sweater prior to Tuesday's clash with Philadelphia, indicating he is close to returning. With the extra time off thanks to the All-Star break and Pittsburgh's bye week, the Penguins faithful will no doubt be expecting to see the blueliner back in the lineup against the Flyers on Jan. 31. Even if cleared to play, coach Mike Sullivan will almost certainly label the 29-year-old as a game-time decision, though by activating Schultz off IR, the club has removed an additional step in the process already.
Schultz (lower body) will not be in the lineup against Philadelphia on Tuesday, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports. Schultz took part in Monday's practice session in a regular jersey, which led to some speculation he could be available Tuesday. Instead, the club will give the blueliner the All-Star break to fully recovery. Expect coach Mike Sullivan to label Schultz a game-time call if he is ready to play versus the Flyers on Jan. 31.
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