With the WHL trade deadline looming on Monday, reports surfaced Sunday evening that Brayden Schenn was traded from the Brandon Wheat Kings to the Saskatoon Blades. However, according to the Blades, no announcement will be made tonight and those close to the team say they believe the deal is not done.
Schenn, a Saskatoon native, has been home recovering from a separated shoulder that he suffered at the World Junior Championship, where he was the tournament MVP with 18 points.
It has been an adventurous season for Schenn, starting in the NHL with the LA Kings (fifth pick overall in the 2009 draft). He appeared in nine games with the Kings before spending heading to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League for conditioning.
On Dec. 3, the Kings returned Schenn to the Wheat Kings.
Then, Schenn went on to represent Canada at the World Junior Championships for the second time. He was the only returning forward and he led the Canadian offense to a silver-medal finish.
The Saskatoon Blades are currently the top team in the WHL (31-9-0-1) and a 2011 memorial Cup contender.
In other trading news, WHL.ca is reporting that the Swift Current Broncos announced Sunday that forward Cody Eakin, a Winnipeg native, has been traded to the Kootenay Ice. In return, the Broncos are getting forward Christian Magnus, listed players Ryan Bloom, Jarett Zentner, Colby Cave and Steven Myland along with a 1st and 2nd round pick in 2011 and a 3rd round pick in 2012.