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March 30, 2019 05:40 PM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Inks seven-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz (upper body) has signed a seven-year extension with the Coyotes that will net him $5.85 million annually, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Schmaltz remains on the recovery path from a knee injury that has ended his 2018-19 campaign, but that didn't stop him from going to the negotiating table with the Coyotes. Prior to his injury, the 23-year-old winger was beginning to display signs of a breakout campaign, racking up 14 points -- five goals and nine assists -- over 17 games. He will avoid any arbitration with the Coyotes and will receive a huge bump in pay next season after earning just over $1.5 million for 2018-19.

March 30, 2019 02:20 PM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Closing in on long-term extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz (upper body) has agreed to terms with the Coyotes on a long-term contract extension, with the specific terms of the deal pending, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Schmaltz reportedly has been skating as part of his rehab from a devestating knee injury that ended his season in early January. He added seven goals and 18 assists over 40 games between the Blackhawks and Coyotes this season, and the 'Yotes undoubtedly appreciate his skill set and wherewethal on the power play and penalty kill. We'll follow up again once the deal is finalized.

January 8, 2019 02:32 PM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz (lower body) will miss the rest of the 2018-19 season.

Schmaltz had gotten off to a hot start in his short time with the Coyotes, racking up 14 points through 17 games with the club. He will enter the offseason set to become a restricted free agent, but Arizona will almost certainly look to lock him up for additional seasons. The 22-year-old winger will now turn his focus toward returning for the 2019-20 season.

January 3, 2019 05:00 PM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Given 'week-to-week' label
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz (upper body) is week-to-week with his injury.

The Coyotes have placed Schmaltz on injured reserve, using the open roster spot to recall Laurent Dauphin from AHL Tucson. With Schmaltz, Christian Dvorak (lower body), Michael Grabner (eye) and defenseman Jason Demers (knee) all out of commission, there's not much hope that Arizona can resuscitate its 28th-ranked offense in the season's second half.

January 3, 2019 05:52 PM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz (upper body) has been designated for injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

The decision to place Schmaltz on IR shouldn't come as a surprise considering the team is expecting him to be out a significant amount of time. While no official timeline has been provided by the Coyotes yet, there doesn't seem to be a lot of optimism coming out of the desert.

January 3, 2019 10:56 PM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Injury feared to be long term
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz (upper body) could be facing an extended absence, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

It's not abundantly clear how Morgan defines an extended absence, though he does suspect that Schmaltz will be placed on injured reserve due to his lingering injury. This is a perilous development involving a banged-up team that is only two steps (read: points) above the cellar of the Pacific Division standings at 17-21-2. Schmaltz has five goals and nine assists through 17 games since moving from Chicago to Arizona on Nov. 25.

January 2, 2019 01:56 PM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Will sit out Wednesday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz (upper body) will miss Wednesday's home game versus the Oilers, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.

Schmaltz remains day-to-day after leaving Arizona's last game with an upper-body injury. His owners will hope he can return Thursday when the Coyotes take on New Jersey at home. Since coming over from the Blackhawks, the 22-year-old has scored five goals and posted 14 points in 17 games.

January 1, 2019 02:32 PM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Dealing with upper-body issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

The Coyotes will play host to the Oilers on Wednesday, with Schmaltz's status suddenly called into question. Checking back to his last in-game appearance, Schmaltz posted a minus-2 rating and managed only one shot Sunday in a 5-1 home loss to the Golden Knights; he also was limited to 16:39 of ice time. If the top-line forward ends up missing the next game, that would heighten the urgency in getting Brad Richardson back from his illness.

December 15, 2018 01:48 AM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Continues to thrive for Coyotes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz notched two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers.

The 22-year-old grabbed the second helper on Arizona's first goal of the night as it started a comeback from a 3-0 deficit, then set up Derek Stepan for the game-winner. Schmaltz now has four goals and nine points in nine games since his trade from Chicago, and the 2014 first-round pick seems right at home in a top-six assignment for his new club.

December 5, 2018 05:00 PM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Scores on power play in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz notched his second power-play goal since being traded and helped his team earn a 2-1 win over the Kings on Tuesday.

Schmaltz has fit in the desert about as well as a cactus, scoring five points in his first four games with Arizona. He's getting opportunities with his new team and cashing in on them, so he's a nice add to make if he's available in your league.

December 1, 2018 11:00 PM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Fitting in nicely with 'Yotes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz registered two assists to complement a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 6-1 home win over the Blues.

Schmaltz -- whom the Blackhawks gave up in a trade for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini on Sunday -- has turned in back-to-back two-point outings while showing excellent chemistry with Clayton Keller on the top line for Arizona. Schmaltz is bound to see more ice time than he was getting in Chicago (16:17 over a three-year span), so consider picking him up if you need help on the wing.

November 30, 2018 01:04 AM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Opens account with new team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz tallied a goal and assisted on another in Thursday's 3-0 win over Nashville.

Schmaltz's goal came on a power play towards the end of the first period. Meanwhile, the Coyotes' new center was held without a point in his debut, but by tallying a pair of points Thursday, Schmaltz will see his season totals move to three goals and 10 assists in 25 games. Next up for the Coyotes is St. Louis on Saturday.

November 26, 2018 02:40 AM
Coyotes' Nick Schmaltz: Headed to the desert
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blackhawks have dealt Schmaltz to Arizona in exchange for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini, according to Scott Powers of The Athletic.

Schmaltz has struggled in 2018-19, having scored just twice while being limited to 11 points in 23 contests. Last season, the desert-bound forward notched 52 points in what was just his second season in the league.

November 1, 2018 08:48 PM
Blackhawks' Nick Schmaltz: Surprise scratch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz is expected to be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Oilers, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.

Schmaltz has struggled recently, going scoreless in his last three games while posting a minus-4 rating over that span, so coach Joel Quenneville is clearly hoping Thursday's scratch will light a fire under the young forward. Schmaltz's absence will almost certainly be limited to one game, so he should be back in action Saturday against the Flames.

October 24, 2018 02:20 AM
Blackhawks' Nick Schmaltz: Pots first goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz scored his first goal of the season in a 6-3 loss to the Lightning on Sunday.

The Blackhawks played two games this weekend, and Schmaltz notched a point in each, giving him six through eight games. Last year, the Wisconsin native emerged with a 21-goal campaign, and he's now a top-six forward for Chicago with plenty of power-play time.

October 8, 2018 01:56 AM
Blackhawks' Nick Schmaltz: Bags two assists in losing effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz registered a pair of assists in Sunday's 7-6 overtime loss to Toronto.

The 22-year-old logged the second-most minutes (21:57) in Sunday's contest amongst Chicago forwards and didn't disappoint in the time he was given. Schmaltz is coming off an impressive 52-point campaign in 2017-18 and hopes to build upon the success he's already had in his first two NHL seasons.

April 5, 2018 11:13 AM
Blackhawks' Nick Schmaltz: Collects shorthanded apple
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz added a shorthanded assist in Wednesday's 4-3 road win over the Blues.

The Blackhawks were playing spoiler in this one, and boy did they ever inflict damage on the Blues, as the loss prevented St. Louis from moving into wild-card position. The primary helper from Schmaltz was his 30th of the season and now the sneaky second-year winger is up to 51 points with two games remaining.

March 6, 2018 12:21 AM
Blackhawks' Nick Schmaltz: Notches 20th goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz scored two third-period goals during a 6-3 loss to the Ducks on Sunday.

The young center kept the game interesting in the third, but ultimately, the Blackhawks couldn't bail out their poor goaltending. Despite the poor season for Chicago, Schmaltz is experiencing a breakout season. With his pair of scores Sunday, he's hit the 20-goal mark and has 45 points in 62 games. In 61 contests last season, he had just six goals and 28 points.

February 19, 2018 12:00 AM
Blackhawks' Nick Schmaltz: Finds twine against Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz had a goal during a 7-1 victory over Washington on Saturday.

The tally ended Schmaltz pointless streak at five, but he's still played excellently since the New Year, putting up 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in 21 games. The Madison native has also been seeing increased time on the first-power play unit as of late, averaging 3:27 of time on the man advantage during the span, but only recording power-play points in two games. Further, although the 16 goals Schmaltz has recorded this season is a career high, he's breezed through 2017-18 with a shooting percentage of 18 -- a mark well above the typical nine percent average, and could be in line for correction.

January 25, 2018 02:08 AM
Blackhawks' Nick Schmaltz: Puts up a pair of points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmaltz scored on the power play and assisted on Brent Seabrook's goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to Toronto on Wednesday.

Schmaltz had a big performance for his owners by getting both of his points on the power play, a welcome sight after just one point in his past four games. He's done a fine job taking advantage of his chances, and he should continue to reward his owners.

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