Jeff Schultz D LA 2 Months

Jeff Schultz's two-year deal with the Kings is worth $1.7 million.

It's a one-way deal, although so was Schultz's last contract and that didn't stop Los Angeles from burying him in the minors for most of the 2013-14 campaign. At best, Schultz will be a seventh defenseman with the Kings at the start of the season.

Jeff Schultz D LA 2 Months

The Kings have re-signed defenseman Jeff Schultz to a two-year contract.

Schultz got some action with the Kings due to injuries in the postseason, but he spent the better part of the year with Manchester of the AHL. He carries no fantasy value and is nothing more than a depth player for Los Angeles.

Jeff Schultz D LA 3 Months

Coach Darryl Sutter has been pleased with the play of defenseman Jeff Schultz.

Schultz spent most of the regular season with Manchester of the AHL but was pressed into duty in the playoffs with injuries to both Willie Mitchell and Robyn Regehr. Mitchell may be close to returning but the play of Schultz defensively should keep him in the lineup for now.

Jeff Schultz D LA 4 Months

Jeff Schultz is expected to replace the injured Robyn Regehr on the Los Angeles blueline Monday.

Schultz spent most of the season in the AHL playing for Manchester. "He just said, 'Just go out there and play,'" Schultz said of coach Darryl Sutter, who had a chat with him on Sunday. "It's hard to replace a guy like Robyn, but I feel like I'm capable of doing a similar job of what he can do." Schultz had two goals and 13 points in 67 games with Manchester so do not expect anything out of him offensively in the playoffs.

Jeff Schultz D LA 4 Months

The Los Angeles Kings have summoned Jeff Schultz.

Schultz isn't expected to play in Game 7. It's believed he was called up as an insurance policy, because the Kings are already without defenseman Willie Mitchell.

Jeff Schultz D LA 4 Months

Jeff Schultz is expected to be called up soon.

Willie Mitchell probably won't be available for Game 7 on Wednesday, so the Kings need to make an adjustment. That being said, Schultz would be promoted for insurance purposes, while Matt Greene would replace Mitchell.

Jeff Schultz D LA 7 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 7 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 9 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 11 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.