Schultz said he knows he will not be back with the Flyers after logging just 28 games in the 2016-17 season, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Schultz is hopeful of getting an opportunity with another organization. He will become an unrestricted free agent July 1, and the 34-year-old defenseman has a long way to go before he can be trusted by fantasy owners.
Schultz played just 14:54 during Thursday's win over Minnesota. The veteran rearguard has played just 23 games this season and has only four assists. Considering his lack of playing time and underwhelming offensive numbers, there is no reason to make Schultz a fantasy priority in any setting.
Schultz has dressed for just three of the past 16 games. The veteran defenseman has only met the 20-point plateau once in his career (2009-10), so he's never been a viable fantasy option. However, this season represents the first time he's been frequenting the press box. Continue to ignore Schultz in all fantasy settings.
Schultz has played just 13 games this season and has been a frequent healthy scratch. The veteran defenseman played 161 games through his first two seasons with Philadelphia, so his lack of playing time is a little surprising. Schultz is on the final year of a $2.25 million contract, so there is a chance he's dealt leading into the trade deadline. However, it's unlikely he's utilized as anything more than a depth defenseman with another team, either. Schultz is fully off the fantasy radar at this point.
Schultz (knee) is skating Sunday, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports. Schultz suffered a sprained knee at the end of September and was originally given a 4-to-7 day timeline for a return. It's been four days since that projection was given, so it comes as no surprise Schultz is back on the ice Sunday. It appears he's over the knee injury and as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks over the next few days, it's safe to assume he'll be healthy for the the start of the regular season.
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