The Brayden Schenn saga is over.
The Los Angeles Kings first pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft will be returned to the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Schenn, who has played in just eight games this season for the Kings, hasn’t drawn into an NHL game since October 30th. He recently returned to Los Angeles after an assigned conditioning stint with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.
With the potential acquisition of Marco Sturm from the Boston Bruins Thursday and a banged up roster becoming healthy, the Kings decided that Schenn is best getting ice time in the Western Hockey League.
The move to junior would allow Schenn to participate in the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Saskatoon, SK. native helped Canada to a silver medal at last year’s tournament and is widely expected to be named captain when the club takes to the ice on Boxing Day in Buffalo.
Schenn returns to a struggling Wheat Kings club that sits fourth in the East Division with an 11-17-1-1 record. Schenn helped Brandon to the Memorial Cup final a year ago.
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