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Flyers Recall Schenn; Loan Rinaldo and Zolnierczyk to Phantoms

The Flyers announced today that they have recalled forward Brayden Schenn from the Adirondack Phantoms and loaned both Zac Rinaldo and Harry Zolnierczyk to the AHL club.

Schenn, the young phenom acquired in the Mike Richards trade, began the 2011-2012 season with the Phantoms. Reports indicated that he was rehabbing a shoulder injury sustained in the preseason, but there may have been more to it than that. Capgeek.com reported that Schenn’s cap hit would be reduced significantly if he played in just one AHL game.  

In four games with the Phantoms, Schenn had himself quite the start, scoring four goals and contributing four assists. Expectations for the young forward are high, but if he finds success with the big club as easily as he did with the Phantoms, he’ll surely exceed them.

Zolnierczyk was recalled by the Flyers yesterday and scored his first NHL goal during last night’s game against the Ottawa Senators. Rinaldo racked up 28 penalty minutes in the first five games of the Flyers’ regular season and had his only assist in last night’s game against the Senators.

6 Comments

Bense's picture

Where do they all play?! I'm sorry but Hartnell has to be gone at this point. I actually like him, but they have to be trading him... We have no room for Schenn but he definitely needs to be here. I would like to see Couturier stay at Center, but apparently Schenn is the better face-off guy. I still see Couts ceiling being higher and would like him to stay in his current position but whatever. Rookie line!?

John Russo's picture

Hartnell has a NTC. And this just means Couturier will be sent down after 10 games. I know it's tough to see him get sent down but the Flyers need to with their money probs.

Bense's picture

As far as I know Couturier is 100% lock on the team. He's officially moving in with Briere this week... I don't see him doing that unless its semi-permanent. You can't assume he's going to be sent back just because Schenn is here. Hartnell will be gone. They will probably do a dumb trade where we give some other prospect as well, but someone will take his contract or he will be okay playing the 4th line. We shall see though, I am not going to be extremely surprised to see Couturier go... I just wouldn't agree with it.

John Russo's picture

Oh I wouldn't either. He's handled the NHL season very maturely so far. It just feels like a sacrifice will need to be made if they have to. I hope Harts is cool with being a 4th liner.

John Russo's picture

Schenn scored four goals and four assists in four games with the Phantoms.

Mark Trible's picture

Will be interesting to see how they move things around as they realize what they have in each player