Last Game
Wed, Jan 26
vs San Jose Sharks (22-19-2)
  • Capital One Arena
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Final
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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
28-11-4 60
27-10-5 59
28-9-2 58
23-12-9 55
18-21-1 37
15-14-6 36
15-21-5 35
13-22-8 34

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 6 8 -2 17:26 8

Top Justin Schultz News

  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Takes three shots in loss

    Schultz finished with three shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday.

    Schultz sits at two goals and four assists through 30 games, a far cry from his 24-assist 2020-21 campaign.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Expected to play Sunday

    Schultz cleared COVID-19 protocols and is expected to suit up Sunday against New Jersey.

    Schultz hasn't suited up since Dec. 19 before Washington's extended break. The veteran blueliner has six points while averaging 16:51 of ice time through 28 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Enters virus protocols

    The Capitals placed Schultz in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Schultz has recorded one goal and three assists through his last eight appearances since recovering from an upper-body injury.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Finds twine Sunday

    Schultz scored a goal on two shots and added two PIM in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.

    Schultz tallied just a second after the Kings had killed off a double-minor. He's picked up a goal and three assists in his last seven games, though he continues to see bottom-four usage and limited power-play time on the second unit. Schultz is up to six points, 23 shots, 32 blocked shots and four PIM in 28 outings overall.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Produces helper in win

    Schultz recorded an assist and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-2 win over the Jets.

    The puck caromed off of Schultz and Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck before Conor Sheary sniped in the game-winning tally. Through 27 games, Schultz has just five points with 21 shots on net, 32 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating. He's been limited to a bottom-four role for much of the season, and a reduction in power-play time has sapped his offensive contributions after he put up 27 points in 46 outings last year.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Set to play Thursday

    Schultz (upper body) is expected to suit up versus the Blackhawks on Thursday and be activated off injured reserve, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Schultz's return will relegate Dennis Cholowski to a spot on the bench and could even see him slot into the second power-play unit. Offensively, it's been a disappointing start to the season for the 31-year-old blueliner, as he has been limited to just one goal and one assist in 20 contests before his three-game stint on IR.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Placed on IR

    The Capitals placed Schultz (upper body) on injured reserve Sunday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Schultz, who hasn't played since suffering the upper-body injury Wednesday, is eligible to return from IR this coming Thursday. The defenseman has tallied a pair of points while averaging 16:40 TOI/G in 20 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Out against Panthers

    Schultz (upper body) will not suit up Friday against visiting Florida, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Schultz suffered the injury Wednesday against Montreal, departing after skating just 6:53. With just one point in his last 19 games, fantasy managers don't figure to miss the 31-year-old much for however long he remains out.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Injured Wednesday

    Schultz (upper body) won't return to Wednesday's game versus the Canadiens.

    Schultz evidently suffered the injury in the first period, though the circumstances are unclear. If he's not ready for Friday's game versus the Panthers, Dennis Cholowski or Matt Irwin would be the candidates to enter the lineup in his third-pairing spot.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Strikes with man advantage

    Schultz tallied a power-play goal and produced a game-high six shots Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the Rangers.

    Schultz gave Washington a 2-0 lead with the man advantage in the second period when his point blast deflected off Mika Zibanejad. The 31-year-old Schultz had three goals and 27 points in 46 games last season, his first with the Capitals.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Back in Saturday

    Schultz (lower body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Schultz will return while Nicklas Backstrom (lower body) and John Carlson (lower body) sit out. The cap-strapped Capitals will roll with 11 forwards and six defensemen for this one.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Questionable for Saturday

    Schultz (lower body) took part in Saturday's optional skate and is questionable to play against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Schultz has missed the last three games with the injury, but it has yet to be decided if he will suit up for Saturday's contest. It does not sound like the 30-year-old defender's availability for the postseason is much of a concern, though the Capitals may elect to be cautious with Schultz's deployment in their final two regular season games.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Remains shelved

    Schultz (lower body) will not play in Friday's clash with the Flyers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Schultz will be sidelined for a third straight contest due to his lingering lower-body issue. In 44 games with the Capitals this year, the 30-year-old blueliner has garnered three goals and 22 assists, including eight helpers with the man advantage. Once cleared to return, Schultz should rejoin the No. 2 power-play unit and provide solid fantasy value. With a back-to-back on the schedule, it's hard to imagine Schultz will be cleared in time to play in Saturday's rematch with Philadelphia.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Unavailable against New York

    Schultz (lower body) isn't on the ice for warmups and won't play in Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Schultz was originally expected to suit up in Wednesday's game coming off the lower-body issue, but he'll miss another contest. The veteran will continue to be a huge loss on defense and on the power play, as he's racked up 25 points in 44 games this season. The Capitals are incredibly thin Thursday, as they'll have 17 players available, so look for Daniel Carr to enter the lineup.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Good to go

    According to coach Peter Laviolette, Schultz (lower body) is "clear and available" ahead of Thursday's matchup with Pittsburgh, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Schultz will likely return to a top-four role as well as a spot on one of Washington's power-play units following his three-game absence. The 30-year-old defenseman has picked up 23 points through 42 contests this season.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Won't play Tuesday

    Schultz (lower body) was a full participant at Tuesday's morning skate, but he won't be in the lineup for the evening's matchup with the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Although Schultz won't play versus the Isles, a return to action Thursday against Pittsburgh seems like a realistic possibility. He's racked up 23 points through 42 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Not traveling with team

    Schultz (lower body) did not travel with the team and is expected to miss the next two games, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Schultz has been a key cog in Washington's defense corps, posting three goals, 23 points and a plus-12 rating in 42 games in his inaugural season with the Capitals. The 30-year-old's absence could not come at a worse time as Washington gets set for two consecutive road games against the Islanders in a series that could go a long way to deciding supremacy in the Mass Mutual East Division playoff picture. Trevor van Riemsdyk is expected to take Schultz's place in the lineup in the interim, but expect Dmitry Orlov to soak up the bulk of the power-play time on the second unit.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Considered day-to-day

    Schultz is considered day-to-day with his lower-body injury, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Schultz isn't practicing Tuesday, but the Capitals don't play until Thursday versus the Islanders, so the 30-year-old blueliner may not be forced to miss any additional game action with the lower-body injury he picked up Sunday against Boston. Schultz has picked up 23 points through 42 games this campaign.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Leaves game Sunday

    Schultz (lower body) won't return to Sunday's game against the Bruins.

    Schultz took a hard hit from Taylor Hall in the first period of Sunday's game and appeared to take the worst of the collision. The 30-year-old will exit the game having seen just 2:45 of ice time, recording one block in that span. With Schultz out the Capitals will roll with five defensemen, and look for Lars Eller to bump up to the second power-play unit for the remainder of Sunday's contest.

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  • Capitals' Justin Schultz: Three-point effort Friday

    Schultz picked up a goal and two assists while adding three shots on net, two hits, one blocked shot and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.

    The veteran blueliner found the scoresheet in all three periods, with his tally coming just 28 seconds into the second frame. Schultz had only one helper over his prior six games, but on the season he's put together a strong three goals and 21 points through 37 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 188 lbs
Birthplace: Kelowna, BC
Age: 31
Experience: 9
Shoots: Right