By Patrick Powell
Salary Cap Expert
For a player with nine NHL games under his belt, Brayden Schenn carried a gargantuan cap hit of $3.11 million heading into this season. That has apparently changed. Despite the fact that his cap hit still appears as $3.11 million on capgeek.com and nhlnumbers.com, multiple sources believe that one of the most significant bonuses in Schenn’s contracts calls for a payout of $1.41 million if he were to remain on an NHL roster for the entire season. Since the Flyers demoted him to the AHL Phantoms prior to the start of the regular season, the Flyers have effectively reduced Schenn’s cap hit to $1.7 million for the entire season.
Two factors lead me and others within hockey’s media to believe that the Flyers will recall Schenn soon:
The Flyers have left a roster spot open for him.
Schenn has dazzled with seven points in three games for the Phantoms, including a hat trick in his second game.
The Flyers are currently carrying 22 players on their acti...