The journeyman defenseman has become a staple for the back end. The pairing of Mark Streit and Schultz was the top option to try and slow down Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals first line in their playoff series.
It was a matchup fit to make Flyers fans hold their collective breaths until they lost consciousness. But Schultz surrendered his body in the effort as the 33-year-old blueliner blocked 20 shots in the six playoff games.
With the season over and one last year remaining on Schultz’s contract, it’s not a matter of if Schultz will be traded but more like when and to whom.