Injury report: Schlemko's return is imminent

Is he the solution to the Habs' problems on the blue line?

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The Montreal Canadiens' struggles out of the gate are well-document and highly criticized - the offense has run dry, and the blue line lacks mobility outside of young gun Victor MeteJeff Petry is supposed to be their best puck mover but he's been terribly inefficient, making mistake after mistake.

The good news is that David Schlemko, acquired for a 5th round pick from the Vegas Golden Knights this summer, is finally set to make a return.

For the non-French speaking folks, Patrick Friolet of RDS states that Schlemko expects to make a return Saturday night, against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The rearguard was injured in the 2nd day of training camp, so he hasn't had the chance to develop chemistry with teammates and practice Claude Julien's new system.

He is known for his mobility and puck-moving abilities, so he should in theory be a welcome addition to a lineup sorely in need of help in that department. Don't expect an all-star, but an improvement over what the Canadiens currently have is greatly needed - and Marc Bergevin hopes Schlemko will provide that.