The upper-body injury that forced Schmaltz to miss the season's final four games was actually a concussion, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.

Schmaltz sustained the concussion after being hit in the jaw by a puck that deflected off the crossbar in warm-ups. Recovery from concussions is notoriously tricky, but Schmaltz will hopefully be back to full health by the end of the offseason. He finished the 2020-21 campaign with 10 goals and 22 assists in 52 games.

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