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Flyers Acquire Luke Schenn, Send JVR to Toronto

(Creditby Al Bello/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenseman Luke Schenn from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward James van Riemsdyk on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Schenn should help replace the void created by the loss of captain Chris Pronger, who is unlikely to return because of post-concussion symptoms. Schenn has 14 goals and 61 assists for 75 points in four seasons. He’s the older brother of Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. Luke Schenn was the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NHL draft.

Van Riemsdyk, also 22, has 47 goals and 52 assists for 99 points in three seasons. He was the second overall pick in the 2007 draft.

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