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Knee injury thought to be minor for Kings prospect Brayden Schenn

September 9, 2010 | 11:45 am

Kings fans who are nervously awaiting the results of an MRI on the injured knee of prospect Brayden Schenn might be able to take some heart from some excerpts of a story in the Brandon Sun, a Canadian paper that covers Schenn's junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings.

The story was written by James Shewaga and forwarded by Matt McNish of the Sun:

Brandon Wheat Kings centre Brayden Schenn is expected to undergo a precautionary MRI exam today in Los Angeles after suffering what is believed to be a minor knee injury in practice on Tuesday.

While wild speculation ran rampant on Internet sites that Schenn may have suffered a major injury, Wheat Kings head coach/general manager Kelly McCrimmon said initial indications are it doesn't appear to be serious.

"I think it's pretty minor, just tweaked his knee in practice (Tuesday) and didn't skate (Wednesday)," McCrimmon said. "And he was scheduled to fly to L.A. (today), so they will pick up on it there."

While Schenn was unavailable for comment, his father Jeff confirmed via telephone from Saskatoon that an MRI is scheduled for today, but also described the injury as minor and doesn't believe any surgery will be required.

Thanks, Matt and James. When the Kings provide an update, we'll pass it along -- and get confirmation on which knee Schenn injured.

-- Helene Elliott