Edmonton Oilers' Jeff Petry has his head shaved during the 2013 Hair Massacure at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The event is held in order to raise funds for children with life-threatening illnesses. (Codie McLachlan/QMI Agency)
Earlier this week it appeared as though the Edmonton Oilers might be down a couple of defencemen heading into Saturday’s contest against the Colorado Avalanche.
Rookie Justin Schultz was kept off the ice for a few days with a sore back, while Jeff Petry took a spill forcing him to leave a practice early.
However, the pair were back on the ice against the Avalanche, neither looking any worse for wear.
“It feels good, I had a couple of good days of treatment making sure it was ready to go,” said Schultz before the game. “It was one of those things where you’re playing a lot of games and it was a little sore, but it was nothing serious.”
Coming out of the University of Wisconsin, Schultz has already played the equivalent of a college season between his time in Oklahoma City during the lockout and with the Oilers.
Regardless, outside of some soreness, the talented defenceman has yet to feel any fatigue.