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David Schlemko | Defenseman | #21

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 189
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David Schlemko is expected to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the New York Rangers.
The veteran will be coming out of the lineup so that youngster Noah Juulsen can make his NHL debut. Schlemko hasn't been very good this year. He has one goal and three points in 31 games this season. Daniel Carr and Jacob de la Rose are also going to watch from the press box. Feb 22 - 7:13 PM

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David Schlemko will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Schlemko has had a rough first season in Montreal. He's dealt with injuries and poor on-ice play. Schlemko has no goals and two assists in 23 games this season. Logan Shaw will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 1 - 6:59 PM

David Schlemko will be in the Montreal lineup Saturday.

Schlemko has missed the last two games with a virus but will be in the lineup Saturday when the Habs face Florida. He has only one assist in 11 games but is a plus-seven for a mediocre Montreal squad.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 06:51:00 PM

David Schlemko (flu) did not travel with the team ahead of Wednesday's game versus Carolina.

Schlemko, who has skated in 11 games with Montreal since he made his season debut in late November, won't play Wednesday night. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 10:26:00 AM

David Schlemko has fit in nicely with the Montreal Canadiens.

A lengthy hand injury sidelined him for the first 25 games of the season, but he's looked good in his first two games with Montreal. Even though he has no points in two contests, Schlemko has moved the puck efficiently. He also has a plus-2 rating so far this season.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 09:46:00 AM

David Schlemko will draw into the Canadiens' lineup on Wednesday.

This will be the 30-year-old blueliner's first game with Montreal. He missed the start of the season due to a hand injury and got back into game shape by participating in a three-game AHL conditioning stint. He scored two goals and 18 points in 62 games with San Jose in 2016-17. Victor Mete will be a healthy scratch as a result.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 06:22:00 PM

David Schlemko won't make his Montreal debut on Monday night.

Schlemko is expected to play at some point this week, though. He started the year on the sidelines with a hand injury, but he is healthy now and ready to get into the lineup.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 05:05:00 PM

David Schlemko was back with the Canadiens at Sunday's practice.

Schlemko recently had a two-game conditioning stint with the AHL's Laval Rocket and could finally make his season debut with Montreal on Monday night. "I'd like to play, but we're a quarter of the way into the season. If they think I need a little more work, then that's what I'll do," said Schlemko. "I'm just excited to be close to playing again." Coach Claude Julien won't make a decision until after the morning skate or closer to game time.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 03:21:00 PM

David Schlemko said he will be returning to Montreal following his brief stint in the minors.

Schlemko has yet to play in the NHL this season after injuring his hand during training camp. Expect an official announcement from the NHL club some time tomorrow.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 06:28:00 PM

David Schlemko (hand) has been sent to the minors for conditioning.

Schlemko hasn't played at all this season after undergoing surgery in October to remove a bone fragment. This conditioning will allow him to get into game shape before playing for the Canadiens.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 12:48:00 PM

David Schlemko (hand) skated with strength coach Pierre Allard on Monday.

Schlemko hasn't seen any action with the Canadiens yet this season and he is currently recovering from hand surgery. He shouldn't be considered close to a return until he starts practicing with his teammates again.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 10:28:00 AM

David Schlemko underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment in his hand.

Schlemko will need three-to-four weeks to recover. The timing of his injury is particularly unfortunate given that the 30-year-old defenseman had just been recalled on Saturday.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 05:42:00 PM

David Schlemko does not appear to be ready to return from his hand injury yet.

Schlemko didn't accompany his teammates on their trip to San Jose for Tuesday night's matchup. He played in one AHL contest with Laval during a brief conditioning stint, but still hasn't made his season debut with the Canadiens.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 10:03:00 AM

David Schlemko has been recalled from his conditioning stint in the minors.

Schlemko played an AHL game last night. He had one assist, a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in that contest. Canadiens coach Claude Julien has already said that Schlemko won't play in tonight's game against Toronto, but he should be closing in on a return.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 11:57:00 AM

David Schlemko (hand) has been sent to the minors for conditioning purposes.

Schlemko hasn't played yet this season, so this will give him a chance to get back into the swing of things before joining the Canadiens. He had two goals and 18 points in 62 games with the Sharks in 2016-17.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 01:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4Jacob De La Rose
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Paul Byron
4Charles Hudon
5Daniel Carr
6Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Logan Shaw
5Byron Froese
6Ales Hemsky
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Jordie Benn
4Karl Alzner
5David Schlemko
6Joe Morrow
7Noah Juulsen
8Victor Mete
G1Carey Price
2Antti Niemi
3Charlie Lindgren