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Nate Schmidt | Defenseman | #88

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
College: U. of Minnesota

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The Vegas Golden Knights will have Nate Schmidt back in the lineup today.
Schmidt has missed the last four games due to an upper-body injury. The former Capital has picked up 30 points in 63 games so far this season and can be re-inserted into your fantasy lineups for the early 1PM puck drop. Jon Merrill will be the player sacrificed to make room for the 26-year-old Schmidt. Mar 10 - 12:24 PM

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Vegas coach Gerard Gallant will check with the team's trainers before determining if Nate Schmidt will dress against the Sabres Saturday afternoon.

Although Schmidt has been skating the past few days, Gallant wants to make sure the trainers feel Schmidt is over an upper-body injury that has sidelined him for the Golden Knights' last four games. Consider Schmidt probable for Saturday's matinee.
Mar 10 - 10:36 AM

Nate Schmidt (upper body) should be available to play Saturday.

Scmidt has sat out the last four games, but he has been skating the past few days and will join the team in Buffalo.
Mar 9 - 12:17 PM

Nate Schmidt (undisclosed) will meet up with the Golden Knights in Buffalo.

Vegas is set to play against the Sabres on Saturday and Schmidt could be ready to play in that contest. He has missed three straight games due to the injury. He has five goals and 30 points in 63 contests in 2017-18.
Mar 8 - 1:03 PM

Nate Schmidt (undisclosed) will not suit up in Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The injury has kept Schmidt out of the lineup for the last two games. He has five goals and 25 assists in 63 games this season. He's day-to-day at this point.
Mar 6 - 6:58 PM

Nate Schmidt (undisclosed) will not play Sunday according to coach Gerard Gallant.

Schmidt did not fly out east with the team Saturday and that was a good enough reason to think he would not play Sunday. He sat out Friday and has five goals and 30 points in 63 games.
Mar 4 - 9:17 AM

Nate Schmidt is regarded as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Consider Schmidt questionable for Friday's contest after missing Thursday's practice. He has five goals and 30 points in 63 contests this season.
Mar 1 - 4:52 PM

Nate Schmidt had a goal and an assist Saturday in the Golden Knights 6-3 win over Montreal.

Schmidt has really come on of late offensively with two goals and eight points in his last eight games to give him five goals and 29 points in 58 games. Throw in a plus-16 rating and Schmidt is deserving of not only being picked up in most pools but being in your starting lineup.
Feb 18 - 10:15 AM

Nate Schmidt scored his second goal of the season in the Golden Knights 5-2 win over Florida.

Schmidt started the Vegas comeback as they spotted the Panthers a 2-0 lead. Schmidt has 15 points in 33 games with a plus-eight rating. He could be useful in deep fantasy leagues.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 08:52:00 AM

Nate Schmidt missed practice Sunday.

It was a scheduled day off for the Golden Knights best defenseman. At least that's what was being said. Schmidt has a goal and three points in seven games this season with a plus-two rating.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 09:32:00 AM

Nate Schmidt earned a goal and an assist in a 2-1 overtime win versus Arizona on Saturday night.

Schmidt tied the match at the 18:48 mark of the third period and then he assisted on James Neal's game winner in the extra session. The former Capitals defender has three points in two games for the Golden Knights so far this season.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 01:06:00 AM

Nate Schmidt said his ankle is "pretty close to 100 percent."

Schmidt expects to be on the ice for the first day of practice on Friday. He suffered an ankle injury during off-season training in August.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 05:15:00 PM

It's not clear if Nate Schmidt will be healthy enough to participate in the start of training camp.

Schmidt missed a street hockey clinic in mid-August due to an ankle injury. At the time Golden Knights GM George McPhee said Schmidt would be re-evaluated in about a week, but the team recently said that there's "there is no update" on his injury status. Don't read too much into it yet, but it's something that will be worth checking in on once the camp begins.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 11:45:00 PM

Nate Schmidt suffered an ankle injury while training.

Schmidt was scheduled to attend a Golden Knights street hockey clinic, but he was unable to travel because of the injury. Golden Knights GM George McPhee said Schmidt will be reevaluated in a week or so. Vegas is counting on Schmidt to be one of the better defensemen on their roster this season. The 26-year-old had three goals and 14 assists in 60 games with Washington last season.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 12:18:00 PM

Nate Schmidt didn't mind going through the arbitration process with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Of all the players that filed for arbitration, Schmidt was the only one who actually went through the process. He ended up landing a two-year deal, $2.225 million per season, so it's easy to see why he was pleased with how things worked out. "I tried to have a good attitude about it, it’s something they had never been through before some people maybe wanted to have some experience as well," said Schmidt. "I think it’s a great process because it brings the sides together because no one really wants to do it, but you know what I think it was good the way everything played out."
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 08:46:00 AM

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