January 10, 2011 1:30 pm

Schenn gets new home in junior hockey

It’s already been well-chronicled in the Canadian media today, but Kings prospect Brayden Schenn has been part of a Western Hockey League trade. Schenn was dealt from the Brandon Wheat Kings to the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for four draft picks and two prospects. I pondered a “Schenn traded from Kings” headline, but decided that I didn’t want to feel responsible for any readers’ heart conditions… Schenn is sidelined because of the shoulder injury he suffered during the World Junior Championships and is expected to be out for two weeks or so. Initially, I was told that Schenn would be doing rehab work in Los Angeles, but that plan might have changed in the last couple days. Regardless, Schenn gets to go home to end his junior career. He’s a native of Saskatoon, and the Blades currently lead the WHL with 63 points. Brandon is in last place in its division, so Schenn has greatly enhanced his opportunity to play in the Memorial Cup this season, after which he would be eligible to join the Kings late in the season. Here’s a couple stories about today’s Schenn trade…

Brayden Schenn dealt from Wheat Kings to Blades (TSN.com)

Schenn gets homecoming after trade from Wheat Kings (Vancouver Sun)

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