The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated defenseman Justin Schultz from injured reserve, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Head coach Mike Sullivan told the media following Friday's practice that Schultz is a game-time decision for Saturday afternoon's game against the Calgary Flames.
Schultz has missed the past 53 games after fracturing his left leg back on October 13 in Montreal. Before being injured after just 2:34 minutes that night, Schultz had a pair of two assists games in his first three contests of the year.
This weekend the Penguins have back-to-back day games. Pittsburgh hosts the Calgary Flames on Saturday at 1:00 PM and the New York Rangers on Sunday at 12:30 PM. Fans can watch the game against the Flames on AT&T SportsNet, while Sunday's contest against the Rangers will be nationally televised on NBC.