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David Schlemko | Defenseman | #21

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 189
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 14 - 10:28 AM

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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.
Oct 18 - 5:42 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.
Oct 17 - 10:03 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.
Oct 14 - 11:57 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.
Oct 13 - 1:49 PM

David Schlemko (hand) hopes to be ready to play on Saturday.

"I'm close," Schlemko said. "I'm not a trainer and I haven't been cleared (to play), but I'm hoping for Saturday." He was involved in a full practice Wednesday for the first time since he sustained a bruised hand at the start of training camp.
Oct 12 - 8:50 AM

David Schlemko (hand) won't play Tuesday, but he is getting closer to a return to the lineup.

Schlemko participated in the morning skate. He has been sidelined since early in training camp with a hand injury and a timetable for his Montreal debut remains unclear.
Oct 10 - 3:58 PM

David Schlemko (hand) has been placed on injured reserve.

Schlemko was on the shelf for most of training camp and didn't play in the preseason because of a hand injury.
Oct 3 - 2:54 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that David Schlemko (hand) won't play tonight against the Ottawa Senators.

Schlemko will miss the entire pre-season and his status for the season opener is still in doubt. The Canadiens acquired Schlemko during the off-season for a 2019 5th round pick. Consider his status day-to-day for now.
Sep 30 - 1:04 PM

David Schlemko (hand) is still being regarded as day-to-day.

Schlemko hasn't been progressing as quickly as the Canadiens had expected. He had two goals and 18 points in 62 contests with San Jose last season.
Sep 28 - 4:15 PM

Claude Julien discussed the possibility of David Schlemko returning to practice on Monday with his Canadiens teammates.

Schlemko has been sidelined due to a hand injury and it has costed him valuable practice time with his new teammates so far. When he returns, don't be surprised to see Claude Julien give him some time alongside Shea Weber. Schlemko excels at moving the puck up the ice and the Canadiens would like to see how that translates to Weber's shutdown style. Regardless, Schlemko likely won't return any fantasy value this season.
Sep 23 - 5:24 PM

The good news is that David Schlemko is skating again.

The bad news is that his hand injury isn't fully healed and he is not ready to return to practice. "He is skating, which is great", said Montreal head coach Claude Julien. "I think they just wanted to make sure that his hand heals and heals properly. The last thing you want to do is rush him back and all of a sudden it flares up again and you got another issue there where you set him back for an other week or so. To my understanding, there’s a real good chance you’ll see him in some pre-season games before it starts. I guess that can be some news that I can share with you guys."
Sep 23 - 10:54 AM

David Schlemko (hand) didn't practice on Saturday morning.

The Canadiens have already said that he's day-to-day. This is a big training camp for him, as he might have an opportunity to play on the same pairing as Shea Weber this season. The veteran is capable of moving the puck efficiently, but no matter who he plays with, he won't have value in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 16 - 2:14 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired David Schlemko from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick.

Vegas got Schlemko from San Jose in the expansion draft. The Golden Knights selected a lot of defensemen in the draft and they're now in the process of flipping some of them. Schlemko had two goals and 18 points in 62 contests while averaging 16:45 minutes last season. He's completed the first season of his four-year, $8.4 million contract.
Jun 22 - 1:19 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have claimed David Schlemko from San Jose in the expansion draft.

Schlemko had two goals and 18 points in 62 games with San Jose while averaging 16:45 minutes per game in 2016-17. He'll be going into the second season of a four-year, $8.4 million deal.
Jun 21 - 9:40 PM

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