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David Schlemko | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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David Schlemko is not close to returning to action.
He is nursing a left foot injury sustained while blocking a shot over two weeks ago and has not recovered sufficiently to suit up. Of Schlemko, Coyote coach Dave Tippet said: "He may travel, but I don't foresee him being a player any time soon". Keep Schlemko on reserve until further notice. Mar 23 - 1:04 PM

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David Schlemko (lower body) has returned to Phoenix while his teammates continue their road trip.

The Coyotes are scheduled to play in Florida on Tuesday and Boston on Thursday. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said Schlemko has a bruise after blocking a shot on March 6, but his return clearly isn't imminent.
Mar 11 - 12:38 PM

David Schlemko has been wearing a protective walking boot ever since he blocked a shot from P.K. Subban on Thursday.

The defenseman is day-to-day and missed Saturday's game against Washington. "We'll see how it goes," coach Dave Tippett said. "It's just a pain issue whether he can get through it." Schlemko has little fantasy value with only one goal and nine points in 48 games.
Mar 9 - 9:34 AM

David Schlemko won't play Saturday because of a lower-body injury.

He left Thursday's game after blocking a shot by Montreal's P.K. Subban and is still dealing with some pain. It isn't clear when he'll be available to return.
Mar 8 - 1:54 PM

David Schlemko didn't play on Wednesday due to an upper-body injury.

Schlemko has a goal and six points in 35 games this season. He is being listed as day-to-day.
Jan 23 - 10:16 AM

David Schlemko missed a team event on Sunday as he was under the weather.

The Coyotes went as a team to visit the kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and it was obviously not a good idea for an unwell Schlemko to visit. He should be okay to play on Tuesday in Colorado.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 08:35:00 AM

David Schlemko (undisclosed) returned to action on Monday November 25.

Schlemko had three shots on goal in 16:44 minutes in Phoenix's 4-2 loss to Nashville. He was sidelined for two straight contests.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 02:19:00 AM

David Schlemko sat out the third period Saturday with an undisclosed injury.

Schlemko missed four games earlier in the season with a lower body injury. He played only 8:53 minutes. Schlemko has a goal and three points in 15 games this season with 22 hits and 25 blocked shots. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 07:56:00 AM

David Schlemko (lower body) will participate in Saturday's game.

Schlemko missed four straight games due to the ailment. He has a goal and an assist in 11 contests.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 03:45:00 PM

David Schlemko and Rusty Klesla, both of whom have been dealing with lower-body injuries, practiced Friday.

Klesla has not played since Oct. 24, and he has a goal in seven games. Schlemko, who has two points on the season, has missed one game so far. They both seem to be nearing returns, though it's tough to say if that'll come Saturday.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 11:16:00 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes added David Schlemko back into the mix on Sunday, as they face the Hurricanes in Carolina.

He's played in three games this season, registering zero points and six SOG. Rostislav Klesla, David Rundblad and Brandon Yip are Phoenix's scratches.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 01:06:00 PM

Coach Dave Tippett is happy with the play of defenseman David Schlemko.

Schlemko has played two games since returning after missing 16 games with a shoulder injury and has been playing tough, just what Tippett wants. He has three blocked shots in the two games with a couple of hits. "I liked that he wasn't tentative coming out of an injury, and he was a little better (Saturday) night," Tippett said. "We expect him to keep building to get his game back where it needs to be." While we can't recommend him in traditional pools, he is a valued member of the Coyotes blueline.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 10:09:00 AM

David Schlemko was back in the Coyotes lineup Thursday night against St. Louis.

He was nursing an upper body injury that had kept him out of the lineup for a month. Schlemko looked pretty good against the Blues as he took a shot on goal and was assessed three minor penalties in 15:57 minutes of playing time. If you need him, activate him.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 02:48:00 AM

David Schlemko (upper body) partook in contact drills for the first time since being injured four weeks ago on Monday.

Schlemko has two assists in nine games this season as the defensive defenseman was injured when he crashed into the Wild's Matt Cullen on Feb. 5 after which his arm was seen in a sling. "Hopefully he's not too far away," coach Dave Tippett said.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:46:00 AM

David Schlemko has inked a two-year extension with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Schlemko will come with a $1,187,500 annual cap hit. He has two points in nine games this season. He's currently on the injured reserve list with a "significant" upper body injury.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 02:39:00 PM

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