Friday, October 30, 2015
Schultz Dealing With a Back Issue
The Edmonton Oilers sure have been prevalent on the blog these last few days, as there is lots going on up there in Central Alberta. More injury news dropped on Thursday afternoon, as the team expects to be without defenseman Justin Schultz for the next 2-to-4 weeks, as he is dealing with a back problem. Schultz was thought to have just a minor lower-body issue earlier in the week, but management came out with a press call on Thursday to make the significant injury announcement.
It's hard to say whether or not Schultz has been dealing with the injury for long, but his numbers may make a reasonable argument that he may have been struggling the issue for a while, as he has only picked up 1 assist in the first nine games of the season.
This is another significant blow to Stacey C.'s blueline, as he is already without Duncan Keith for the long-term, Stacey will be suffering through the better part of the first segment of the season from the back end. His team finished Thursday night in 19th place, 27 points out of the money already. These two injuries will certainly hold his team back, but with lots of hockey left to play, he could leave it to the rest of his team to get the job done.
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