Penguins’ Justin Schultz out four months following leg fracture surgery

Justin Schultz would need help getting off the ice after he was knocked to the ice against the boards and landed on his leg.

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Justin Schultz will miss the next four months while he recovers from surgery, the club announced Monday.

Schultz exited Pittsburgh’s game against Montreal on Saturday after falling to the ice and appearing to awkwardly twist his left leg. The Penguins announced Monday that the 28-year-old underwent successful surgery to repair a lower-leg fracture on Sunday.

The two-time Stanley Cup champion had four assists through the four games he was able to participate in this season.

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