Schlemko was injured in the second period of a Jan. 7 win over the New York Islanders and was initially expected to miss six to eight weeks. But following surgery it was determined that the recuperation process would take longer, ruling Schlemko out for an even longer period of time.
SOG: 54 | +/-: 7
The Coyotes also played without center Daymond Langkow on Saturday, but the news is better than expected on him. After taking a puck in the face off the stick of Detroit's Jiri Hudler Thursday night and leaving the game in the first period, Langkow was back on the ice and even considered playing Saturday. His status is day-to-day. The Coyotes have been without at least one of their top three centers for the past 13 games, with Langkow, Martin Hanzal and Boyd Gordon all spending time on the injured list.