Justin Schultz D EDM 20 Days

Schultz returned to the lineup for the Oilers on Friday, according to the Edmonton Journal.

Schultz has been struggling mightily for most of the season and was a healthy scratch Thursday versus Nashville. Schultz has never been the player most thought he could be since coming to Edmonton which could lead one to ask, is that the players fault, or the organizations?

Justin Schultz D EDM 22 Days

Schultz will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Predators. "Justin has struggled a little bit as of late and we felt it was best to hit the reset button," coach Dallas Eakins said.

Schultz has seen his ice time drop to 16:30 and 15:13 in each of the last two games due to poor performance on his own end, a far cry from the 22 minutes he's averaging for the season. His banishment to the press box is only expected to be a one-game appointment, but it's certainly not a promising sign for the third-year blueliner. Oscar Klefbom will enter the lineup in his place Thursday.

Justin Schultz D EDM 1 Month

Schultz gathered a power-play assist in Thursday's loss to the Bruins, but finished the game with a minus-2 rating.

Schultz continues to pace the Oilers in defensemen scoring, but the plus/minus rating will always be a drag on his fantasy value. The 24-year-old is already down to a minus-5 rating through his first 13 games, bringing him all the way down to minus-44 over his 135 career NHL games.

Justin Schultz D EDM 2 Months

Schultz scored his second goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Capitals.

The 24-year-old has now found the twine in consecutive games, after managing only one point in his first five contests. Schultz is still prone to lapses on his own end -- he let the Caps' Alex Ovechkin glide by him easily in the third period for what was nearly the game-tying score -- but he's far and away the Oilers' top scoring threat from the blue line.

Justin Schultz D EDM 4 Months

Schultz signed a one-year, $3.8 million deal with the Oilers on Friday, Ryan Rishaug of TSN reports.

The restricted free agent defenseman averaged 23:21 of ice time per game last season, registering 11 goals and 22 assists. His production has still been somewhat disappointing, though, as he hasn't quite shown the consistent offensive game that vaulted him to college stardom. Still, he's been a consistent contributor and should return in a similar role in 2014-15.

Justin Schultz D EDM 8 Months

Justin Schultz was on the ice for all three of the Los Angeles Kings' goals on Thursday.

Schultz's plus/minus rating has fallen to minus-21. That negates some of his offensive value, but it's something that should improve in the years to come, in part because the Oilers are likely to eventually start getting moving further away from the NHL's basement.

Justin Schultz D EDM 9 Months

Justin Schultz has a goal and an assist in the Oilers' 4-2 win on Sunday.

Schultz has 11 goals and 32 points in 71 games this season. He should build on those numbers in 2014-15.

Justin Schultz D EDM 9 Months

Justin Schultz had an assist in Edmonton's 3-1 loss to Buffalo on Thursday.

Schultz has been a bit of a disappointment from an offensive perspective this season, but his 28 points in 63 games certainly isn't bad for a sophomore defenseman. Look for him to build on his 2013-14 campaign and flirt with the 40-point mark in 2014-15.

Justin Schultz D EDM 9 Months

Justin Schultz's ninth goal of the 2013-14 also happened to be a power-play game-winner on Sunday.

That helped the Edmonton Oilers beat the desperate Carolina Hurricanes 2-1. Schultz now has 27 points on the season, which might be a disappointment for some since he has such impressive offensive potential.

Justin Schultz D EDM 11 Months

Justin Schultz found the back of the net in Edmonton's 3-2 win over Buffalo.

Schultz has recorded four points in his last five contests. That gives the sophomore blueliner eight goals and 24 points in 50 contests in 2013-14.