As expected, Schmaltz was called up from AHL Chicago on Thursday. Schmaltz has basically become a rental player for the Wolves, as St. Louis will send him down to the minors to bolster the AHL blue line when time allows in the NHL playoff schedule. Wednesday against AHL Grand Rapids, the 23-year-old failed to register a point and went minus-2 in a 4-1 defeat. Schmaltz should not be expected to suit up for the Blues' Game 5 matchup with Nashville on Friday, as he has not played in their past eight contests.
Schmaltz was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Wednesday. The Wolves are in action Wednesday against AHL Grand Rapids in the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs. Schmaltz will likely suit up in that contest before returning to St. Louis ahead of Friday's matchup with Nashville. The blueliner has been an unused depth player since Game 1 of the first round, so this move is likely intended to keep him game ready.
Schmaltz was recalled from AHL Chicago on Thursday. The 2012 first-round pick has already suited up for a playoff contest this season, a Game 1 win over Chicago in the first round. That being said, Schmaltz was likely recalled for the purpose of providing depth on the back end, though he could slot into the lineup in place of the offensively limited Robert Bortuzzo. If that happens to be the case, Schmaltz could be a cheap option with some potential upside in a fantasy setting.
Schmaltz was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Sunday. The blueliner was called up prior to Game 5, but he was only up to provide depth, and was a healthy scratch in the contest. With the Blues having a few days off in between rounds, Schmaltz will head to Chicago to help them in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs.
Schmaltz was recalled from AHL Chicago on Saturday. After being sent down on Thursday, Schmaltz will be in Minnesota for Game 5. This is likely just a move to add more depth to the Blues' defensive core, but is something to keep an eye on regardless. Schmaltz had little impact in his one playoff appearance, yet he was able to record two assists and block 10 shots in nine regular-season games.
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