Defenseman Justin Schultz Looking for a new home this off-season after five seasons in Pittsburgh, Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford confirmed Pittsburgh Post-Gazette This week.
Schultz, 30, became an uncontrolled free agent this fall and cited the Rutherford Penguins cap approach to bidding for Bluener.
“We’ll go from Justin,” Rutherford said. “He’s going to do better in the market than what he can do here based on our hat situation.”
Schultz scored three goals and 12 points in 46 games with the Penguins during the regular season, averaging 19:53. He had one assist in four games during the team’s play-off round defeat to the Montreal Canadians, averaging 18:32 snow time.
The second round pick of the Anaheim ducks in 2008, Schultz traded to the Penguins by the Edmonton Oilers for the 2015-16 season. He won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the team in 2016 and 2017.
In 482 career games with the Oilers and Penguins, Schultz has 50 goals and 214 points.
Penguins who own the winger Casperi Capanen From Toronto Maple Leafs last week, cap estimated 9.1 million cap space for next season (for cap friendly), seven players decided for free agency – including goaltenders Matt Murray And Issued by Tristan.