Pens recall pair of d-men, putting Schultz’s status into question (Updated)
The Pittsburgh Penguins -- in the wake of Olli Maatta’s surgery -- have recalled a pair of defensemen, Cameron Gaunce and Steve Oleksy, from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The fact two d-men were recalled also calls into question the status of Justin Schultz.
Schultz was forced to leave last night’s victory over Winnipeg after turning his back on Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, who proceeded to drive Schultz into the glass from behind.
The way Schultz’s head hit the glass, there’s reason to wonder if he suffered a concussion on the play. The 26-year-old is enjoying a fine season with the Pens, with nine goals and 30 assists in 56 games.
Coach Sullivan says Justin Schultz has a concussion and is undergoing concussion protocol.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 17, 2017
The Pens are in Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets tonight.