The long wait continues for the Montreal Canadiens for David Schlemko to be ready to play in the NHL this season. Schlemko played a single game last Friday night in Laval for the Rocket taking a regular shift and finishing with a plus two on the night – the only defenceman who had any stability on a wild night of hockey when the Rocket won 8-7 and no defenceman besides Schlemko looked like they had any clue how to do their job.
After the contest, Schlemko said that he felt fine except that he was “huffing and puffing” trying to catch his breath. He felt he could use one more game of conditioning in Laval, but was called up the next morning in an attempt to get him into the line up that night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Something happened on the way to the rink though and Schlemko was deemed not ready to play yet.