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.