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.
Schmaltz (upper body) didn't make the trip to San Jose for Arizona's two-game series versus the Sharks, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports. Schmaltz has already missed two games and will now be sidelined for the Coyotes' last two contests of the campaign. Prior to getting hurt, the 25-year-old winger was bogged down in an 11-game goal drought during which he garnered six helpers, 17 shots and six blocks. At this point, with Arizona unable to secure a playoff spot, Schmaltz's 2020-21 campaign has officially come to an end.
Schmaltz (upper body) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Kings, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports. Schmaltz was considered a game-time decision but ultimately won't suit up. His next chance to return is Friday versus the Sharks. Lane Pederson will take Schmaltz's place in the lineup.
Despite a previous report that suggested otherwise, Schmaltz (upper body) could still play Wednesday versus LA, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports. Schmaltz's status against the Kings will be determined closer to puck drop. If Schmaltz is unable to go, Lane Pederson will draw into the lineup versus LA.
Schmaltz (upper body) is considered day-to-day and isn't expected to play Wednesday versus LA, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports. Schmaltz will miss a second straight contest with his upper-body injury. The Coyotes only have two games remaining following Wednesday's contest, so Schmaltz could be in danger of missing the rest of the season.
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