November 18, 2015 |
THROUGHOUT HIS first season as an NHL coach, Dave Hakstol has said injuries are part of the game and directly reflect part of his job in making line combinations and defensive pairings. He said recently he expects to deal with injuries in some capacity all season. And the last couple of days of injury news for the Flyers seem to make that a likely occurrence. Taking all that into consideration, it was still a bit of a surprise to see Brayden Schenn skating with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek in practice Monday.
September 25, 2015 |
THERE WAS a little smile on Brayden Schenn's face, almost as if he knew the line of questioning coming his way. Camp opened last Friday in its entirety, and when the Flyers started filtering onto the ice with jersey combinations that signaled linemates, Schenn was in a peculiar spot, skating with Scott Laughton and Chris Porter - two players likely to begin the season with Lehigh Valley. He remained in that spot the first few days of camp, through Monday's preseason opener. It was hardly a ringing endorsement for Schenn, who is coming off a career-high 47 points.
December 19, 2013 |
On their car rides to the hockey rink earlier this season, forward Brayden Schenn tried to keep his brother, Luke, in a positive mind-set after the defenseman was a healthy scratch for three straight games. Now it's Luke's turn to pump up his brother. Entering Tuesday's matchup against visiting Washington, Brayden Schenn had been held without a goal in his last 11 games. "We've always had each other's backs," Luke Schenn said Tuesday after the morning skate at the Wells Fargo Center.
October 1, 2012 |
The stars seemed aligned for Flyers forward Brayden Schenn this season. He was healthy after an injury-plagued 2011-12 season and was ecstatic to be reunited with his older brother, Luke. In addition, he figured to have a carryover effect from a strong second half of his rookie year. The NHL lockout, however, has Schenn's projected breakout season on hold. Schenn, 21, is one of several Flyers who are in training camp with the AHL Adirondack Phantoms because of the lockout.
December 20, 2013 |
Flyers center Brayden Schenn was relieved Wednesday after surviving a nasty hit from Washington's Tom Wilson during Tuesday's 5-2 win over the visiting Capitals. Skating at full speed, Wilson hit Schenn, whose head crashed into the boards. Schenn needed to be helped off the ice. He said he has a stiff upper back and neck from the incident. "I feel good, better than I thought," Schenn said after he sat out Wednesday's optional practice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. According to general manager Paul Holmgren, a formal concussion test was not needed after a preliminary evaluation.
March 30, 2013 |
Maybe it's because opponents now have a book on them, or maybe it's because some of the second-year Flyers are pressing. Whatever the reason, Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn are going through sophomore slumps. Ditto Matt Read, who has stumbled after a hot start. Entering Thursday's game against the New York Islanders, all three were in long goal-scoring droughts: Couturier at 24 consecutive games, Schenn at 12, and Read at nine. Coach Peter Laviolette was asked whether he was concerned that the streaks might start weighing on the players.
November 30, 2012 |
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - When Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren finally signed off on a long-rumored trade to bring Brayden Schenn's older brother, Luke, over from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brayden was relaxing on a boat with friends on a lake in Saskatchewan. That was June 23. "The trade has sunk in," Brayden Schenn said Thursday. "But we haven't exactly had that first NHL game where we're on the same team, to get to share in that experience. " For now, as the NHL lockout reaches its 76th day on Friday, the Schenn brothers remain worlds apart.
October 3, 2011 |
After he took part in Sunday's practice in Voorhees, rookie center Brayden Schenn said he is healthy and available to play in Thursday's opener in Boston. But are the Flyers ready to put him on their roster? General manager Paul Holmgren said he probably won't finalize his decisions until Wednesday at 3 p.m., when rosters must be submitted to the NHL. Schenn, who missed the last two preseason games because of a shoulder injury, has a $3.1 million salary cap hit. If he starts the season with the AHL Phantoms, the Flyers will have cap space to include a player such as defenseman Matt Walker ($1.7 million cap hit)
March 6, 2013 |
ONE GAGGLE of cameras and audio recorders surrounded Wayne Simmonds. Another was quickly forming around Danny Briere. Brayden Schenn kept his head down and walked toward his stall in the corner of the Flyers' dressing room, distanced from the bright lights and eager microphones. Schenn, 21, entered Monday's action tied for 29th in NHL scoring with 19 points - ahead of such bigger names as Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Ovechkin and even Simmonds. Yet no player ahead of him on that list - especially no Flyer - has received less attention and fanfare this season.