PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It looks as though injured Penguins defensman Justin Schultz could be making his return to the ice soon.READ MORE: Parents Watch Clairton-Leechburg Football Game From Outside The Stadium
Multiple reports say Schultz participated fully in practice on Monday.
“Justin Schultz on the ice for practice. Wearing a non-contact sweater, too.”
Schultz has played in four total games this season after suffering a lower leg fracture against the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 13.
Last week, Schultz was a limited participant in practice, donning the non-contact jersey.
Schultz did rule out a return Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.
“Justin Schultz pleased with first “real” practice but will not play Tue night #Pens”
The Post-Gazette’s Jason Mackey tweeted the lines and pairings during the skate. Schultz practiced with Chad Ruhwedel in the practice “4th pairing.”
Meanwhile, forwards Evgeni Malkin and Zach Aston-Reese skated individually before practice in Cranberry Monday morning.
“No ZAR, either. Don’t know if that was assumed.”
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Aston-Reese has been on injured/reserve since Jan. 8 after hurting himself in a fight with the Florida Panther’s Colton Sceviour.