Thursday, October 27, 2011

Flyers' Schenn Out With Broken Foot

Bad news for Flyers rookie, Brayden Schenn, as he has suffered a broken foot after blocking a shot against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Schenn took a slap shot from Habs defenseman P.K. Subban and had to leave the game and didn't return to the ice. The report came out on Thursday afternoon that the injury is a broken bone and he is now expected to be out of the line-up for 4-to-6 weeks.

Six weeks out of the line-up would put him back around the second week of December, give or take.

Schenn has yet to register a point this season, playing in only four games for the Flyers to this point in the season. Schenn started the year in the AHL, where he was lighting up the scoreboard, but since his debut for the Flyers in the regular season, it hasn't quite been as rosy.

Schenn was acquired by the Flyers from the Kings in the Summer, in one of the revamping deals that sent Mike Richards in the other direction.

ImplicationsThere was a lot of hype surrounding Schenn this year and Leon G. was the one who bought into the machine, taking him in the 12th round, 261st overall.

The start in the minors, the lack of scoring in his appearances and now this injury has already started to pile onto Leon's team, which currently sits in 10th spot in the standings, now 11 points out of 3rd place.

Even if the injury is on the lighter side of the diagnosed time frame, that would likely put him back in the Flyers line-up around the first waiver draft, which will make a big decision for Leon, who might have a pretty good pick by then, as to whether or not Schenn will live up to the hype when he returns.

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