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.
Schenn felt no ill affects of his concussion and has been eager to return for some time now. Schenn has no points through six games with a minus-6 rating and may get yet another conditioning stint when healthy
On the Brayden Schenn front, Holmgren announced that he skated and did his off ice conditioning again today and has made good strides. His status is now day-to-day.
With Claude Giroux back in the lineup, the Flyers can play it safe with their youngsters. Schenn has no points through six games with a minus-6 rating and may get yet another conditioning stint when healthy.