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Schenn breaks foot; Out 4-6 weeks

Top prospect Brayden Schenn has become the latest to be bitten by the injury bug.

The center will be out of the Flyers line up for the next 4-6 weeks with a broken foot, as per Flyers GM Paul Holmgren.

Schenn joins defensemen Chris Pronger on the Flyers injury list after the captain suffered an eye injury in Tuesday's win against Toronto.

Schenn was injured in last night's loss to Montreal when he took a shot off his foot.

To fill Schenn's spot, the Flyers called up forward Zac Rinaldo and defenseman Erik Gustafsson. Rinaldo started the season with the Flyers, registering a point and 28 penalty minutes in five games before being sent down and replaced by Schenn.

Schenn has failed to register a point and has a plus/minus rating of -5 in five NHL games this year after scoring four goals and four assists in his first four AHL games with the Phantoms.

Schenn's injury should bump rookie Sean Couturier up into the scoring mix.

Couturier, who is getting some decent ice time as a part of the penalty-killing unit, will likely see more time on the ice, excellent for his growth as an NHL forward.

This also pretty much guarantees he will not be sent down before his 10th game.

PRONGER UPDATE -- Defenseman Chris Pronger is slowly improving after taking a stick to the eye during Tuesday's 4-2 win against Toronto.

Pronger met with eye specialist Stephen Goldman again today, said Paul Holmgren.

"He continues to improve daily," said the Flyers GM. "Chris will start light exercise on the weekend." 




John Saquella's picture

Maybe Voracek will realize he can go into traffic, and JvR will realize that he's allowed to actually go to the net.