The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson is reporting that the Flyers are vigorously shopping defensemen Luke Schenn and Andrej Meszaros but are struggling due to the money they make. Both players spent time as a healthy scratch this season.
Meszaros has been thrown around in pretty much every trade rumor this year thanks to his $4 million cap hit and the fact he is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. His injury concerns make it difficult to get rid of him.
Schenn, who just turned 24, is interesting. The Flyers traded former No. 2 overall pick James van Riemsdyk for Schenn in June 2012. Schenn was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2008 draft himself. The deal appeared to be pretty even given the two teams' needs but this year that has not been the case as van Riemsdyk is playing well while Schenn spent last week as a healthy scratch for three games before returning on Saturday against Edmonton.
Schenn carries a cap hit of $3.6 million through the 2015-16 season. It is hard to imagine (read: nearly impossible) that Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren would be able to get the type of return that Toronto did when they got van Riemsdyk for Schenn.
I guess if Schenn is too slow to play in the Flyers system then get rid of him? He's still young which has me a little hesitant about the possibility of moving him. I guess it would all depend on the return.
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