Brayden Schenn Won’t Play Against Buffalo

7 Dec

A rough year for Brayden Schenn is getting rougher. He has already dealt with a shoulder injury and a broken foot. Now, according to general manager Paul Holmgren, Schenn is battling an upper-body injury and won’t play against Buffalo on Wednesday night. According to reports, Harry Zolnierczyk will take his place in the lineup.

Schenn, 20, has played only six games this season, mostly due to injury. In his last two games, in Anaheim and Phoenix, he looked like he was really getting comfortable and had quite a few chances to net his first NHL goal, a feat he has not accomplished this year or in his nine games with the Los Angeles Kings.

The Flyers say that Schenn is day-to-day. He practiced with the team on Tuesday, but sat out on Monday with a “maintenance day.”

Bernie Parent To Suit Up

The Flyers did make a pair of call-ups, but it has nothing to do with Wednesday’s game in Buffalo. Ron Hextall, who cannot play in the Winter Classic alumni game due to back issues, will be on hand as an ambassador. However, Bernie Parent, 66, will strap the pads on and play “five-10 minutes of action between the pipes for the Flyers,” according to the team.

The five-time All Star and two-time Stanley Cup winner joins Neil Little and Mark LaForest on the “active roster” at the goaltending position.

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