The Flyers signed Brayden Schenn to a four-year contract extension worth $20.5 million ($5.125M AAV).
The Flyers and Schenn avoid arbitration by getting this deal signed. Schenn is coming off of a career-year, notching 26 goals and 33 assists (59 points) in 80 games. In the 2016 calendar year, Schenn was among the best fantasy forwards, collecting 44 points (19G / 25A) in 46 games from January-to-April—he had just 15 points (7G / 8A) in the first 34 games of the season. Schenn might not turn into a point-per-game player during the 2016-17 season, but he might be able to top 60 points for the first time in his career.
Schenn (head) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Schenn suffered a head injury in the Flyers loss to the Oilers on Thursday and is listed as a game-time decision for Saturday’s game vs. the Blue Jackets. Schenn has been on fire recently, collecting seven goals and six assists (13 points) in his last 11 games.
Schenn has just one goal in his last eight games and only seven points (5G / 2A) in 15 games this season. The Flyers will get Pierre Edouard Bellemare back tonight, which is why Schenn comes out. Expect him to be back in the lineup next week.
Schenn will skate on the Flyers top-line with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.
When Scott Hartnell was traded this summer, the big question was "who will fill that spot on the Flyers top line?" There were four candidates, Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read and R.J Umberger. For now, that spot will belong to the 23-year-old Schenn. He had 20 goals and 21 assists (41 points) in 2013-14 and now has even more upside playing with one of the leagues top setup men.
Schenn (neck) will play tonight against the Blue Jackets.
Schenn suffered a neck injury when he was nailed from behind by Capitals' forward Tom Wilson on Tuesday. Schenn skated this morning and will be in the lineup tonight. He has four assists in his last six games and has a total of seven goals and 12 assists (19 points) in 34 games.
Schenn is expected to play a big role for the Flyers this year. There's no bigger role than the first line along side one of the leagues best playmakers (Giroux). If he stays on this line, he could be a great fantasy commodity.