Former Coyotes making only minimal impact in playoffs
MAY 14, 3:44p ET | Craig Morgan
Rotowire: May 12 / 3:04p ET
News: Schlemko said Tuesday that he battled a groin injury during the playoffs, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Impact: The groin issue isn't expected to hamper Schlemko throughout the offseason, putting him on rather stable ground as he enters unrestricted free agency. The 28-year-old profiles as a sixth or seventh defenseman for most clubs, so he likely won't be in line for much more than a one- or two-year contract with any team that might have interest in him.
Rotowire: Apr 20 / 2:14p ET
News: Schlemko recorded an assist in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Canucks.
Impact: Schlemko was a healthy scratch for much of the season across stints with the Coyotes, Stars, and Flames, but season-ending injuries to Mark Giordano (biceps) and Ladislav Smid (neck) have forced him into a regular role during the playoffs. Even so, due to the light minutes Schlemko receives on the Flames' third pairing, he's far from an ideal play in daily formats. He's produced five points in his 47 games this season.