Penguins activate Schultz from IR
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The Pittsburgh Penguins' blue line is set to receive a boost, as the team activated defenseman Justin Schultz from injured reserve on Friday.

Schultz has missed the past 53 games after fracturing his left leg on Oct. 13. He'll be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Calgary Flames.

The 28-year-old Schultz tallied four assists in four games this season before the injury.

His return to action comes as the Penguins occupy the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. However, they're just three points up on the Carolina Hurricanes after going 4-5-1 in their last 10 games.

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