Will Philly take a Flyer on Schenn?
General manager Brian Burke has a lot riding on making the playoffs this time. It was his strong preference to make a splash in late January, ahead of the deadline rush, but most expect a move of some kind before shopping closes.
“You never know what he has up his sleeve,” said Schenn. “Everyone’s aware the deadline is coming up. It has been talked about a lot in (the dressing room). But in saying that, it doesn’t matter who is in or out of our lineup, guys are trying to play as hard as they can and get points for the Leafs.”
With the 27th fast approaching, the 6-foot-3 van Riemsdyk still has not been well enough to participate in contact drills. His concussion symptoms often return without warning. When he went out of the lineup, he had 11 goals and 11 assists in 37 games.
“I don’t want to place expectations on when I’m going to be back,” vam Riemsdyk told local media. “I just want to heal and be good and go from there. It’s been a little difficult to place what exactly causes it. Obviously, I’m doing different treatments and different things to work through it.”