But first the Rugby Championship-winning All Blacks are in Chicago for their 11th fixture of the year.
And though Smith, as well as senior figures such as Richie McCaw, Owen Franks and Sam Whitelock, look likely to miss out at Soldier Field, the 33-year-old expects the full depth of the All Blacks squad to be utilised in November.
"I'll still enjoy the week and I'll enjoy whether I'm sitting in the stand or running around, it'll still be a great experience I think," Smith told the New Zealand Herald.
"It's [rotation] the reality of a team sport and we've been given no indication yet, or I haven't anyway, as to whether I'm playing or not. So I'll just take it and move on."