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Capitals Lose Schultz To Upper-Body Injury Vs. Predators



Capitals defenseman Justin Schultz

The Washington Capitals saw adversity strike again on Tuesday in Nashville. Justin Schultz suffered an upper-body injury in the first period against the Predators. The team announced that will not return for the remainder of the game.

It’s unclear exactly what happened. The 31-year-old blueliner skated just 4:50 minutes in the opening frame, Washington is now down to five defensemen for the rest of the night.

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In 45 games this season, Schultz has two goals and 13 points, including four assists in his last five outings. He has been moving the puck well of late and also skates 17:49 minutes a game. He has mainly been paired with Trevor van Riemsdyk this season.

Washington has Michal Kempny and Matt Irwin available as extra defensemen who can draw in. They are left-handed, and Schultz shoots right. However, TVR shoots right and can switch back to his natural side if need be.

Head coach Peter Laviolette told reporters postgame that Schultz is day-to-day.

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