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Arizona Coyotes

Schmaltz will miss the rest of the season with a lower-body injury.

This is a huge blow for the Coyotes, who gave up Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini for Schmaltz and now their forward depth will be tested. Schmaltz season ends with 25 points (7G / 18A) in 40 games—five goals and nine assists (14 points) in 17 games with Arizona.

Source: @ArizonaCoyotes 01/8/19, 2:42 pm EST

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Schmaltz will make his Coyotes debut on Tuesday.

Schmaltz was traded to Arizona on Sunday night and will make his debut in Minnesota on Tuesday. Schmaltz, who broke out in 2017-18 has just 11 points (2G / 9A) in 23 games this season. The 22-year-old is expected to take on a much larger role in Arizona, starting tonight when he skates on the top line with Alex Galchenyuk and Clayton Keller.

Source: @ArizonaCoyotes 11/27/18, 1:35 pm EST

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The Blackhawks are “optimistic” that Schmaltz (upper-body) will play on Wednesday.

Schmaltz missed the Blackhawks last four games with an upper-body injury, but it looks like he might return Wednesday vs. the Blues. Schmaltz had two goals and one assist in the season opener before getting hurt in his first shift of game No.2. The 2014 second-round pick was back on a line with Patrick Kane at Monday’s practice.

Source: Eric Lear 10/16/17, 11:01 am EST

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Schmaltz (upper-body) is doubtful for Thursday’s game; hopeful to return Saturday vs. Nashville.

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville col WGN Radio that Schmaltz is “unlikely” to play tonight vs. Minnesota, but is hopeful he’ll be back on Saturday. This is good news for those who picked Schmaltz up after a great season opener as he’s not expected to miss too much time.

Source: Eric Lear 10/12/17, 6:15 am EST

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Schmaltz (upper-body) did not travel to Toronto; will not play on Monday.

Schmaltz collected two goals and one assist while playing on a line with Patrick Kane in the season opener, but lasted just one shift vs. the Blue Jackets on Saturday. With Schmaltz out, Artem Anisimov will re-claim his spot as the second-line centre and Tanner Kero will draw back into the lineup.

Source: Chris Hine 10/9/17, 7:44 am EST

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Schmaltz could open the season as the Blackhawks’ second line centre.

During the first few days of training camp, Schmaltz has taken Artem Anisimov’s spot on the Blackhawks’ second line next to Patrick Kane. Anisimov, who has been very successful in that spot in year’s past, is skating on the third line with Ryan Hartman and Patrick Sharp. Head coach Joel Quenneville likes the chemistry between Schmaltz and Kane, which bodes extremely well for Schmaltz’s potential heading into 2017-18. The 21-year-old is coming off of 28 points (6G / 22A) in 61 games during his rookie season.

Source: Tracey Myers 09/18/17, 6:38 am EST

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The Blackhawks have sent Nick Schmaltz to Rockford (AHL).

Schmaltz has four points (1G / 3A) in 26 games with the Blackhawks this season and has not made the offensive impact the Blackhawks were expecting when he made the opening night roster. His return to the AHL suggests that Jonathan Toews could be ready to play, but that seems unlikely. It’s more likely that Jordin Tootoo will simply re-enter the lineup after sitting as a healthy scratch.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 12/4/16, 5:33 am EST

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