Player Updates

June 26, 2019 02:01 PM
Nick Schultz: Takes on coaching role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz has been named a player development coach for the Flyers, signaling the end of his NHL playing career.

Schultz will end his playing days having amassed 175 points in 1,069 games during a career that spanned 15 years and four different teams.

April 12, 2017 09:16 PM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Not expected to return to Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 23, 2017 10:48 PM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Logs just 14:54 of ice time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 24, 2017 10:35 AM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Rarely playing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 20, 2017 08:10 PM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Spending plenty of time in press box
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz has played just 13 games this season as he's commonly been a 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.

October 2, 2016 07:34 PM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Skates on Sunday
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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 start of the regular season.

September 29, 2016 04:30 PM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Has sprained knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz is dealing with a sprained knee, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.

The Flyers announced Wednesday that Schultz had suffered a lower-body injury, and was expected to miss 4-to-7 days. The specifics of the ailment were revealed Thursday morning, but the injury is still thought to be minor. Look for Schultz to return to action for the Flyers' final two preseason games.

September 29, 2016 12:46 AM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Dealing with lower-body ailment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz will be out 4-to-7 days with a lower-body injury.

Schultz likely won't return to game action until Philadelphia's penultimate preseason contest Oct. 6 against the Rangers, but is expected to be ready for the Flyers' first regular-season contest Oct. 14 against Los Angeles. Owners keeping tabs on Schultz' health can expect an update on his status once he's ready to return to practice.

February 26, 2016 05:49 AM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Could be dealt as trade deadline nears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz could be dealt by the Flyers before Monday's trade deadline, according to Sam Carchidi of the Inquirer.

With a minus-1 rating and and seven points in 59 games this season, it's hard to imagine a trade impacting his fantasy value. He's off his pace of 15 points from last season, and he's reach the 20-point threshold only once in his career.

January 6, 2016 06:10 AM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Collects assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz collected a helper and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Montreal.

Schultz has never been a prolific points producer on defense, and he's on pace for just 10 points this season. Strangely, he's fared better on the road this season, collecting his four of his five helpers when he's team travels. He faces his former team, the Wild, Thursday in Minnesota, so if you're in desperate need of a long shot on defense, he could warrant a start.

December 3, 2015 01:12 PM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Set to return to action Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz (upper body) will return to action Friday against the Devils, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Schultz exited Saturday's game against the Rangers in the first period with an upper-body injury, and ultimately was unable to return to the contest. He returned to practice Monday, but didn't feel well enough to suit up for Tuesday's matchup with Ottawa. The 33-year-old blueliner practiced again Thursday, and is now healthy enough to draw back into Philadelphia's lineup for Friday's tilt against the Devils. Schultz, who has tallied a single assist in 24 games this season, is expected to skate alongside Yevgeni Medvedev on the Flyers' second pairing in Friday's game.

December 1, 2015 04:40 PM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Out Tuesday
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Schultz (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Senators, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Schultz exited Saturday's game against the Rangers in the first period after being leveled by New York's Dylan McIlrath, and was ultimately unable to return to the contest. The 33-year-old blueliner took part in Tuesday's morning skate, but still isn't well enough to suit up for Tuesday evening's tilt against Ottawa. He'll hope to return to action Friday against the Devils. Brandon Manning is expected to slot into Philadelphia's lineup in Schultz's absence.

November 30, 2015 01:40 PM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Practices Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz (upper body) took part in practice Monday, and indicated afterwards that he felt fine, but will see how he feels Tuesday.

Schultz was injured in Saturday's game against the Rangers after taking a hard check early on in the contest. While it seems more likely than not that he'll be available Tuesday, Brandon Manning would draw into the lineup in his place, but the pairings would remain the same if Schultz plays.

November 28, 2015 03:02 PM
Flyers' Nick Schultz: Exits Saturday's game with upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz has been ruled out of the remainder of Saturday's tilt against the Rangers with an upper-body injury.

Schultz took a big hit from New York's Dylan McIlrath in the first period of Saturday's contest against the Rangers, and headed to the Flyers' locker room shortly thereafter as a result. The exact nature of the ailment remains unclear, but the Flyers' should provide an update on Schultz' status once they have an opportunity to evaluate him further.

June 1, 2015 04:07 PM
The Flyers have signed Schultz to a contract extension, the team's official site reports.Per the Philadelphia Inquirer, Schultz, who has notched two goals and 13 points in 55 games this season, is set to earn $2.25 million a year with the Flyers for the next two seasons.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Flyers have signed Schultz to a contract extension, the team's official site reports.Per the Philadelphia Inquirer, Schultz, who has notched two goals and 13 points in 55 games this season, is set to earn $2.25 million a year with the Flyers for the next two seasons.

June 1, 2015 04:19 PM
Schultz scored his second goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Islanders.Schultz isn't a big offensive contributor, but he has scored twice in his last three games. The 32-year-old does average 19:03 of ice time, but he's only got 12 points on the season, making him valuable in only the deepest of leagues. With a plus-7 rating and solid defensive play, Schultz is way more valuable to the Flyers than he is to fantasy owners.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz scored his second goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Islanders.Schultz isn't a big offensive contributor, but he has scored twice in his last three games. The 32-year-old does average 19:03 of ice time, but he's only got 12 points on the season, making him valuable in only the deepest of leagues. With a plus-7 rating and solid defensive play, Schultz is way more valuable to the Flyers than he is to fantasy owners.

June 1, 2015 04:28 PM
Schultz scored his first goal since the 2012-13 season Thursday, and it held up as the game-winner against Winnipeg.That last tally came on April 8, 2013, so Schultz was coming up on a two-year goal-scoring slump. Now he can try for the next step: scoring more than one goal in a season for the first time since 2010-11.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz scored his first goal since the 2012-13 season Thursday, and it held up as the game-winner against Winnipeg.That last tally came on April 8, 2013, so Schultz was coming up on a two-year goal-scoring slump. Now he can try for the next step: scoring more than one goal in a season for the first time since 2010-11.

June 1, 2015 04:25 PM
Schultz (upper body) appears set to play Tuesday against the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.Schultz was sidelined for the Flyers' final game prior to the All-Star break due to the injury, but a full week off to recover appears to have done the trick for the blueliner. He's expected to pair up with Michael Del Zotto in the Flyers' first game of the second half.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz (upper body) appears set to play Tuesday against the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.Schultz was sidelined for the Flyers' final game prior to the All-Star break due to the injury, but a full week off to recover appears to have done the trick for the blueliner. He's expected to pair up with Michael Del Zotto in the Flyers' first game of the second half.

June 1, 2015 04:35 PM
Schultz (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Penguins, the Flyers' official site reports.Schultz, who has notched 10 assists and 31 PIM in 46 games to date, was injured Monday, along with fellow blueliner Carlo Colaiacovo, so it looks like the Flyers may need to make a recall in advance of Tuesday's contest.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Penguins, the Flyers' official site reports.Schultz, who has notched 10 assists and 31 PIM in 46 games to date, was injured Monday, along with fellow blueliner Carlo Colaiacovo, so it looks like the Flyers may need to make a recall in advance of Tuesday's contest.

June 2, 2015 05:01 AM
Schultz assisted on R.J. Umberger's second-period power-play goal in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Ducks.With only six points in 24 games, Schultz isn't on the radar in most standard fantasy formats, but he's been one of the more trusted blue line options for the team this season for his work on the back end. He's only sat out one game this season and leads all Flyers defensemen with 53 blocked shots.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schultz assisted on R.J. Umberger's second-period power-play goal in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Ducks.With only six points in 24 games, Schultz isn't on the radar in most standard fantasy formats, but he's been one of the more trusted blue line options for the team this season for his work on the back end. He's only sat out one game this season and leads all Flyers defensemen with 53 blocked shots.