Jeff Schultz D LA 2 Months

Jeff Schultz has been sent to the minors.

Schultz didn't end up playing for the Kings during his latest NHL stint. He has seven points and 14 penalty minutes in 41 AHL contests in 2013-14.

Jeff Schultz D LA 3 Months

The Los Angeles Kings have summoned Jeff Schultz.

Schultz has seven points and 14 penalty minutes in 41 AHL contests this season. The 27-year-old defenseman hasn't made his Kings debut yet, but he has 75 points in 399 career NHL games.

Jeff Schultz D LA 4 Months

The Los Angeles Kings have sent Jeff Schultz to the minors.

Schultz was recalled on Tuesday but never got into a game. He did not make the Kings out of training camp and passed through waivers so he has been playing with Manchester of the AHL ever since. He had one goal and two points in 23 AHL games.

Jeff Schultz D LA 7 Months

A tough few months continue for defenseman Jeff Schultz, as he failed to make the Los Angeles Kings' final roster and was placed on waivers.

Schultz was bought out by the Washington Capitals, so things just haven't gone very well for him lately. Perhaps he'd have better luck on a defense that isn't quite as deep and talented as the Kings' corps.

Jeff Schultz D LA 7 Months

Jeff Schultz, who fell out of favor with the Washington Capitals last season, has earned a spot on the defense corps with the Los Angeles Kings, coach Darryl Sutter says.

Schultz requested a trade from the Caps last year but no one was willing to take his $2.75-million annual cap hit and he ended up getting bought out and signing a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Kings in July. After watching him in the exhibition season, Sutter believes Schultz will be a valuable addition for the Kings. "Jeff's been a guy that's had to adjust to how we play," Sutter said. "I said before, it's not easy for a guy to come from the East to the West, first off. There's big adjustments between teams, not just in getting to know players but big adjustment in terms of style of play and in terms of responsibility in certain parts of the game."

Jeff Schultz D LA 10 Months

Jeff Schultz has agreed to a one-year/$700k deal with the Los Angeles Kings.

Schultz fell out of favor in Washington to the point where he requested a trade. No one was willing to take on his $2.75 million annual cap hit and he ended up getting bought out. Schultz will probably have an opportunity to fight for a spot on the third pairing, but that will partially depend on the health of Willie Mitchell.

Jeff Schultz D LA 10 Months

The Washington Capitals have officially bought out Jeff Schultz.

Schultz cleared waivers on Wednesday to pave the way for a compliance buyout. The Washington Capitals will save $2.75 million in cap space next season.

Jeff Schultz D LA 10 Months

Jeff Schultz cleared waivers Wednesday and will likely be bought out.

Schultz will become an unrestricted free agent once the buyout is official and the Capitals will save $2.75 million on their cap for next season. Schultz played in just 26 games this season and didn't dress at all in the playoffs. He averaged just 14:15 minutes of ice time per game.

Jeff Schultz D LA 10 Months

Washington Capitals place Jeff Schultz on unconditional waivers.

This is a precursor to a compliance buyout, which means Schultz will become an unrestricted free agent. GM George McPhee previously admitted he was trying to trade Schultz but clearly didn't get enough of an offer to actually move him. Schultz has one year and $3 million left on his contract. The Capitals will save $2.75 million on their cap if they buy him out.

Jeff Schultz D LA 11 Months

Capitals GM George McPhee confirmed that he's trying to trade Jeff Schultz.

Schultz requested a trade in mid-March and made his desire to be moved public this week. "If someone wants to be traded, we'll trade him," McPhee said. "It doesn't matter who it is. If you don't want to play for us, we'll move you. Washington is a great place to play- it's a great team, a great city, we've got great fans and if you don't want to be part of it, we'll move you." McPhee gave Schultz credit for coming and putting in the trade request directly rather than going through his agent. Although McPhee didn't address the possibility of buying out Schultz contract, it might make sense for him to do so if they can't find a willing trading partner. Schultz comes with a $2.75 million cap hit and would likely serve as a seventh defenseman with Washington if he stayed for the 2013-14 campaign.