Brayden Schenn was back on the ice on Monday, but the Brandon Wheat Kings star isn't quite ready for active duty yet.
Schenn, who 'tweaked' his left knee during practice here last week, skipped all formal portions of rookie camp with the Los Angeles Kings and told the National Hockey League club's website that despite his appearance, he's still waiting for medical clearance to play.
"This is just kinda shooting on the goalies, not doing a whole lot, just kinda take it easy," the 19-year-old centre told kings.nhl.com. "Just wanted to see how it feels and I still gotta get cleared by the doctor before I do anything too crazy."
The Kings are slated to play rookie games against the Phoenix Coyotes today and tomorrow, although Schenn may not make his first appearance until sometime during the club's main camp, which begins on Saturday.
Here is a look at other Wheat Kings at NHL camps:
* Centre Scott Glennie has yet to pick up a point in two games for the Dallas Stars in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament in Michigan, posting a plus/minus of -3 and two penalty minutes.
Centre Brent Raedeke, who is eligible to return to the Wheat Kings but is signed by Detroit and expected to play in the Red Wings' system as a 20-year-old, has one assist in two tournament games. Also playing in Traverse City are forwards Matt Calvert and Jay Fehr, who graduated from the Wheat Kings last season. Calvert has one assist and is +1 in two games for the Columbus Blue Jackets, while Fehr is +1 in one game with the Minnesota. Brandonite Carson McMillan has played in both Wild games.
* Defenceman Brodie Melnychuk, invited to Anaheim's camp as a free agent, saw his first action for the Ducks at the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, B.C., on Monday after sitting out their first game. The Ducks lost 8-4 to the Calgary Flames and Melnychuk failed to reach the scoresheet, but was even in plus/minus.
Left-winger Mike Ferland, who injured his knee during the Wheat Kings' camp and also sat out Calgary's rookie camp, did not suit up in the Flames' first game of the tournament. Brandonite Alex Plante is on Edmonton's team and had a fight in the Oilers' lone game so far.
* Right-winger Mark Stone has suited up in both games for Ottawa at a rookie tournament in London, Ont., and has yet to pick up a point for the 1-1 Senators.
* Overage forward David Toews opened camp with the New York Islanders on Monday along with defenceman Travis Hamonic, who is signed and will not return to the Wheat Kings this season.
* Among other signed players expected to play professionally this season, the Florida Panthers website reports that defenceman Colby Robak has been impressive in the first two days of rookie camp, while defenceman Alex Urbom and the New Jersey Devils opened camp on Monday.
ONE-TIMERS: Ex-Wheat Kings LW Toni Rajala, who is expected to play in Finland and fulfill his mandatory military commitment this season, is not in camp with the Oilers, who drafted him last year ... The Moose Jaw Timers-Herald reports that former Wheat Kings D Dallas Ehrhardt, traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors last season in the deal that brought Hamonic to Brandon, got a free-agent tryout with the Oilers but strained his right knee and his status is unknown ... Red Deer has cut D Nick Bell to get down to six overagers ... GM Bob Tory has signed a four-year contract extension with Tri-City.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 14, 2010 B1