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Daily Times beat writer Anthony J. SanFilippo takes you inside the locker rooms of the Philadelphia Flyers and the rest of the NHL.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


It was only a matter of time and money but now Brayden Schenn is here... Likely to stay.

Schenn was recalled by the Flyers today replacing two players - Zac Rinaldo and Harry Zolnierczyk - who were both sent down to the Phantoms.

Schenn, 20, spent four games with the Phantoms in the AHL and had four goals and four assists.

He had to start the season in the AHL because of the suspension to Jody Shelley and the Flyers precarious cap position. However, now that Shelley is off the suspension, Rinaldo is moveable as the Flyers don't need another fighter and Zolnierczyk, who was a one game replacement for the dinged up Andreas Nodl, was sent down despite scoring his first NHL goal in his first NHL game.

The Flyers are actually operating above the salary cap but can do so because of injury allowance space from Ian Laperriere and Blair Betts being on the long-term injury list. Even still, the Flyers are dangerously close to using up their allowance and may have to make another move soon to get some financial breathing room.

I'll have more on this as the day goes on.

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Blogger Simon said...

Anyone else feel like we're rushing Couturier and Schenn? I mean, yes-they're playing well and we don't have to play our stars as much during the game (esp on the PK), but what's player development worth these days?

October 20, 2011 at 12:36 PM 
Blogger ealdrid1 said...

if a player can produce at the nhl level, he probably will not develop in the lower levels. schenn had 4 goals and 4 assists in 4 games in the ahl. how does that help him? he's ready for the show.

October 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM 

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