|Blades Pursuing Brayden Schenn?|
|Friday, 07 January 2011 00:22|
Brayden Schenn is at his parents' home in Saskatoon this morning, rather than at his billet's place in Brandon, following Wednesday's completion of the World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo. The fact that the World Junior M-V-P's travel plans changed yesterday has stoked speculation that the 19-year-old centre will be changing his W-H-L address before Monday's trade deadline. Further heating things up is Blades' G-M and head coach Lorne Molleken admitting that he has spoken to the Wheat Kings about possibly acquiring Schenn. The L-A Kings' first round draft pick sustained a Grade 1 shoulder separation during the quarter-final game against Switzerland and is expected to be side-lined anywhere from 10 to 14 days.
Schenn didn't return to Saskatoon on the same flight as Canadian team-mates Curtis Hamilton of the Blades, Carter Ashton of Tri-Cities and Jared Cowen of Spokane. All were disappointed to only be toting silver medals from the World Juniors following the 5-3 loss to the Russians, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit after two periods. Hamilton is expected to travel with his Blades' team-mates to Prince Albert, but not play in tonight's game with the Raiders. Game time is 7 p.m. with the broadcast on sister station 92-9, THE BULL at 6:30.