Saturday, February 16, 2013
Justin Schultz status
By Victoria Matiash
Odds are good Justin Schultz will be in the lineup when the Edmonton Oilers host the Colorado Avalanche Saturday.
As per the Edmonton Journal, coach Ralph Krueger estimated there was a "98-per-cent certainty" Schultz would be able to play after skipping Friday's practice. The rookie defenseman is reportedly dealing with minor back issues.
Veteran D-man Ryan Whitney is also expected back in the lineup after sitting as a healthy scratch for two games. Jeff Petry (leg injury) is pegged to sit out.