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Kings prospect Brayden Schenn sidelined with a separated shoulder

The most valuable player of the world junior championship won't be able to play for 10 to 14 days. Schenn was injured during Canada's quarterfinal victory over Switzerland.

January 06, 2011|By Helene Elliott
  • Team Canada's Brayden Schenn (10) celebrates a goal in the world juniors championship final against Russia on Wednesday.
Team Canada's Brayden Schenn (10) celebrates a goal in the world juniors… (Frank Gunn / Associated…)

Kings prospect Brayden Schenn, voted the most valuable player of the world junior championship despite Canada's loss to Russia in the finale, has a separated shoulder and won't be able to play for 10 to 14 days, General Manager Dean Lombardi said Thursday.

Schenn, who played eight games for the Kings before being returned to Brandon of the Western Hockey League, was injured during Canada's quarterfinal victory over Switzerland. He received injections to continue playing and was the tournament's leading scorer with eight goals and 18 points in seven games.

When Schenn returns to the ice, he's likely to belong to a different junior team. Struggling Brandon is expected to trade him before Monday's deadline and his likely destination is Saskatoon, which leads the East Division of the Eastern Conference. That would not affect the Kings' ownership of his rights and might accelerate his development.

"My experience with these kids is if they don't go to good teams, they get into bad habits," Lombardi said by phone while on an Eastern scouting trip.

helene.elliott@latimes.com

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