News:David Schlemko returned from a shoulder injury Thursday that kept him sidelined since Feb. 4.
Analysis:David Schlemko took three penalties in his return and skated for 15:57 in the loss, adding one shot on goal.
Yotes' Schlemko (Shoulder) Expected To Play Thursday
News:David Schlemko (shoulder) is expected to play Thursday against the Blues.
Analysis: It's a long time coming for David Schlemko, who hasn't played since Feb. 4 due to the injury. Expect him to see light ice time in his return to action but eventually resume seeing around 15-20 minutes per night.
News:David Schlemko (shoulder) could get "up and running" versus the Blues on Thursday, Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona reports.
Analysis:David Schlemko began taking contact in practice earlier in March but has not played since Feb. 4.
Coyotes' Schlemko Takes Contact In Practice Monday
News:David Schlemko (shoulder) took contact in practice Monday for the first time since his injury, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. "Hopefully he's not too far away," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said.
Analysis:David Schlemko cleared one of his final hurdles by taking contact in practice Monday, but there's no return date set for the 25-year-old. He's been out a month with the shoulder injury and may need at least a few more contact practices to get comfortable.
News: Coyotes coach Dave Tippett figures David Schlemko (shoulder) is still at least a week away from returning, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: The 25-year-old defenseman has been out since Feb. 4 with the shoulder injury, and it doesn't sound like his return is imminent. Despite being shelved, the Coyotes showed faith in David Schlemko by giving him a two-year extension Monday.
News: The Coyotes signed David Schlemko (shoulder) to a two-year deal Monday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Analysis: The Coyotes inked the blueliner to a two-year deal that is reportedly worth $2.375 million. David Schlemko is currently on IR after injuring his shoulder on February 4.
News:David Schlemko (upper body) will be moved to IR, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Coyotes coach Dave Tipett called David Schlemko week-to-week after suffering an upper body injury during Monday's game. While the team hasn't officially made the move yet, look for Schlemko to head to IR so the team can add someone else to the roster.
News:David Schlemko (upper body) underwent an MRI on Tuesday and coach Dave Tippett called him week-to-week, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:David Schlemko suffered the injury after falling onto his shoulder during the first period of Monday's game against the Wild.
News:David Schlemko suffered a 'significant' upper body injury during the first period of Monday's game against the Wild, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. He did not return.
Analysis: Coach Dave Tippett said that David Schlemko's injury was likely not short-term and the blueliner was spotted in a sling postgame. David Rundblad could be the most likely call-up to replace Schlemko, who has two points in eight games and averages 17:58 of ice time.
News:David Schlemko suffered an upper body injury during Monday's game against the Wild and will not return, Sarah McLellan of AZCentral.com reports.
Analysis: After taking a spill onto his shoulder in the first period, David Schlemko skated off with his arm seemingly limp at his side. For now, consider him day-to-day and questionable for Thursday's game against the Blackhawks.
News:David Schlemko left Monday's game against Minnesota in the first period with what appeared to be a shoulder injury, Sarah McLellan of AZCentral.com reports.
Analysis:David Schlemko fell on his right shoulder after a collision with the Wild's Matt Cullen, and he couldn't even pick up his stick as he skated off. While Schlemko's status for the rest of the game is uncertain, his chances of returning don't look especially good.
News:David Schlemko was a healthy scratch for the Coyotes' season opener in Dallas on Saturday.
Analysis: In a bit of a surprise move, coach Dave Tippett opted to go with AHL call-up David Rundblad, who skated 18:23, in the opener instead of David Schlemko.
News:David Schlemko skated for 18:43 in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over Edmonton. He was help pointless for the eighth straight time, however.
Analysis:David Schlemko took two shots on goal and was credited with three blocked shots in his third game since returning from what was initially thought to be season-ending foot surgery.
News: After missing 28 games due to a lower-body injury, David Schlemko is set to return to the lineup Wednesday against the Canucks, according to the Coyotes' official site.
Analysis:David Schlemko doesn't score enough or get the type of power-play time where he's a fantasy consideration, but the Coyotes are in a dogfight right now for a playoff spot and it'll be good for them to have another hand on deck. Schlemko does provide a steady presence on the blue line.
News:David Schlemko (foot) participated in warmups prior to the Coyotes' taking on the Predators on Monday, Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:David Schlemko was scratched for Monday's game, but he's becoming increasingly more involved in practice, with Monday's warmups the closest he's come to participating. He'll be a surprise -- and very welcome -- addition to the Coyotes' blue line. The next chance he has to return is March 14 against Vancouver.
News:David Schlemko (foot) skated at Monday's practice, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:David Schlemko's health is a bit of mystery, as general manager Don Maloney called it "season-ending" when the blueliner underwent foot surgery in early January. Schlemko later said he expects to return for the Coyotes' playoff push and he took a step in the right direction Monday. We'll keep an eye on him and the rest of Phoenix's banged-up blue line as the team fights for the Pacific Division.
News:David Schlemko has begun off-ice workouts after undergoing foot surgery, the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: While all indications from the organization have been that David Schlemko is done for the season, the blueliner is quick to note that he wants to be back in time to play again this year. Schlemko notched one goal and 10 assists in 41 games prior to suffering the injury.
News:David Schlemko (foot) is expected to miss the remainder of the season, the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:David Schlemko underwent foot surgery earlier this month and GM Don Maloney recently noted that the injury is "for all intents and purposes, season-ending." The blueliner is expected to make a full recovery after elevating his game this season, primarily with his puck-handling skills. With Schlemko gone, Adrian Aucoin's health will become even more important to the Coyotes' blue line. The veteran is currently sidelined with a lower-body injury.
News:David Schlemko underwent surgery on his foot Thursday and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona reports.
Analysis:David Schlemko sustained the injury during Saturday's victory over the Islanders. The blueliner has 11 points (1G, 10A) and a plus-7 rating through 41 games this season.
News:David Schlemko (lower body) did not travel with the team, so he will miss Tuesday's game against the Rangers, the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:David Schlemko suffered the lower body injury in the second period of Saturday's win over the Islanders. Coach Dave Tippett hinted that the injury could be a long-term problem.
News:David Schlemko suffered a lower body injury during Saturday's 5-1 over the Islanders and did not return, FSN Arizona reports.
Analysis: The Coyotes are next in action Tuesday against the Rangers. We'll update David Schlemko's availability prior to puck drop.
Coyotes' Schlemko Performing Well In Relief Of Rozsival
News:David Schlemko is having a decent season from the blue line for the Coyotes, tallying one goal and three assists to complement a plus-3 rating through eight games.
Analysis:David Schlemko, who finished last season with 14 points, will continue to play in place of Michal Rozsival, who has been on injured reserve since taking a puck to the face October 8 in San Jose.
News: Schlemko will take Derek Morris' place in the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 against Detroit, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: When the blue line was decimated with injuries, Schlemko played important minutes for the hockey club during the latter stages of the regular season. Regarding his performance in Game 1, head coach Dave Tippett said, "He was fine the other night...he's a young player who's come along and given us real quality minutes. So we feel very comfortable with him in." In 43 regular season games, Schlemko scored 14 points (4G 10A) and went a plus-8.
News: The Coyotes recall Schlemko from AHL San Antonio on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Schlemko missed about a month with an upper-body injury and was in the AHL on a conditioning assignment. He's a stay-at-home defenseman with very limited offensive contribution.
News: Schlemko has been assigned to San Antonio on a conditioning assignment, according to the team's website.
Analysis: Schelmko hasn't played since suffering an upper body injury Jan. 17 and will likely join the Coyotes at some point during their current five-game road trip. Schlemko's availability will be vitally important as the Coyotes are without Ed Jovanovski for several weeks due to a broken orbital bone. A typical stay-at-home defensemen, Schlemko rarely scores points as he has only five points in 25 appearances with a plus-1 rating.
News: Schlemko (upper body) was cleared for full contact practice Sunday, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: Schelmko has not played since being elbowed in the head by San Jose's Scott Nichol on Jan. 17. He joined Sunday's practice with the team and his return to game action has not been decided.
News: Schlemko (upper body) remains week-to-week, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: After taking a high hit from San Jose's Scott Nichol, Schlemko continues to recuperate. In his absence, Michal Roszival and Sami Lepisto have been able to take care of business on the blue line. Before the injury, Schlemko had been at best a part-time player, appearing in 25 games while notching five assists with a plus-1 rating.
News: Schlemko (undisclosed) was placed on the injured reserve list, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: While the injury has yet to be disclosed as well as the duration, Scott Nichol's hit on Schlemko Tuesday night did cause some damage. Schlemko's absence precipitated the return of newly acquired defenseman Michal Rozsival.
News: Schlemko left Monday's game in the third period after suffering a high hit, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: The status and duration of the injury is not immediately known. Schlemko is a stay-at-home type of defensemen and not apt to collect any points. He has five assists this season in 25 games played.
News: Schelmko earned his first NHL job as he made the team from this year's training camp, according the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: When Zbynek Michalek left as an unrestricted free agent, there were questions about who would step up and fill the available spots. Those questions were somewhat answered when Schlemko earned the available spot. Clearly, Schelmko is not a Michalek, but it is now up to him to show the organization they made the right decision.
News: Schlemko, a Coyotes prospect, is determined to be an NHL regular this season, the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Schlemko appears to be on the right track after spending 17 games with the parent club last season, followed by a contract extension in June of 2010. Apparently, head coach Dave Tippett likes what he sees from Schlemko. "If you talk to him, he recognizes this is a very important camp for him, very important, and he's a player that we're looking at very closely," Tippett said. "He's a guy that could jump up and grab one of those 'D' spots. He's a good player, a solid player." Last season, Schlemko also showed promise in the minors with 26 assists and 31 points in 55 games.
News:David Schlemko and the Phoenix Coyotes made coach Dave Tippett's first game against his former club a memorable one. Schlemko scored his first career goal, Robert Lang had a goal and an assist and Ilya Bryzgalov made 26 saves to lead the Coyotes past the Dallas Stars 3-2 Saturday. "It was a special one for Coach Tippett," said Schlemko, who two seasons ago was playing 90 minutes northwest of Phoenix for the Arizona Sundogs. "I think it felt good to get his old team." Schlemko broke a 1-1 tie with 24.3 seconds left in the second period when he took a pass from Vernon Fiddler and bounced a wrist shot off the inside of the left post from the left faceoff circle.
Analysis: Schlemko has two points in four games this season. Saturday's goal might have earned him a little more playing time, but Schlemko isn't going to save your Fantasy team any time soon. It's still safe to ignore him in Fantasy.
News: Coyotes D David Schlemko was sent back down the AHL on Tuesday.
Analysis: Schlemko has been up and down the last couple of weeks. He is nothing more than organizational depth and has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Coyotes made a surprising move Thursday and demoted 2007 first-round pick Kyle Turris to San Antonio of the AHL. They recalled defenseman David Schlemko to take his roster spot.
Analysis: Schlemko, who was sent to the AHL Monday, appeared in three games with the Coyotes this season and recorded his first NHL point with an assist against Carolina on Saturday. He is nothing more than organizational depth and has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Coyotes recalled LW Viktor Tikhonov from San Antonio of the AHL Monday. The team also sent David Schlemko to San Antonio.
Analysis: Schlemko appeared in three games with the Coyotes this season and recorded his first NHL point with an assist against Carolina on Saturday. He is nothing more than organizational depth and has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Coyotes have reassigned D David Schlemko to San Antonio of the AHL.
Analysis: Schlemko, who has 19 points in the AHL this season, didn't play in a game while up with the Coyotes. He has no Fantasy value at this time.