Landeskog wasn’t penalized for the hit, which occurred just seconds into the preliminary round game. Schmaltz, who looked woozy in the aftermath, left the game entirely. At the time of writing, he’d yet to return.
Schmaltz, Chicago’s first-round pick in 2014, made his NHL debut this season and fared well, scoring six goals and 28 points in 61 games. He also appeared in 12 games for AHL Rockford, scoring nine points.