Penguins put Schultz on IR, recall fellow D Corrado

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Justin Schultz #4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Buffalo Sabres at PPG Paints Arena on December 2, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)

(TSX / STATS) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins placed Justin Schultz on injured reserve and recalled fellow defenseman Frank Corrado from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, the team announced Thursday.

Schultz, who must sit out at least the next three games, sustained a lower-body injury during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers. The 27-year-old has two goals and eight assists in 23 contests this season.

Corrado did not record a point and averaged 11:06 of ice time in three games with Pittsburgh this season. The 24-year-old Toronto native has scored one goal and set up four others with a plus-4 rating in 12 contests with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Updated December 7, 2017