Originally posted on Tonight's Healthy Scratches  |  Last updated 1/13/12

TSN and the Philadelphia Daily news report possible trade discussions between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers.

The proposed deal would send Leaf's defenseman Luke Schenn, former first round pick and brother of Flyer's rookie Brayden Schenn, to the Flyers in exchange for third year forward James Van Riemsdyk.

The deal makes sense for the Flyers, who are in serious need of defensive depth due to the nagging injuries to Kimmo Timonen and the concussion that ended Chris Pronger's season.

Further, the emergence of rookie Sean Couturier and Matt Read in Philly has made Van Riemsdyk, who has only four goals and eight points in his last 20 games, expendable.

Schenn has been under the microscope in Toronto since his arrival and has seen a dramatic drop in his ice-time this season. A lack of secondary scoring in Toronto may offer enough pressure for Burke to take a chance on the struggling Van Riemsdyk.

The Scratches will continue to update this story throughout the day as more information becomes available.

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