No structural damage to Schenn's knee, Kings say
The Kings got good news Friday when General Manager Dean Lombardi said that an MRI exam showed no damage to top prospect Brayden Schenn’s injured knee. Lombardi, who said he wasn’t sure which knee is injured, said Schenn will continue treatment and rehabilitation and will be re-evaluated daily.
“The key is no structural damage,” Lombardi said.
Schenn sustained the injury on Tuesday while training with his junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings, and since he was due to travel to Los Angeles for the Kings' rookie camp he waited until Friday to have the test done here. Lombardi said it’s the same leg Schenn injured last spring during his team’s Memorial Cup run.
Lombardi also said there’s a chance Schenn might skate when rookie camp opens Saturday at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo but the decision will be made each day according to how Schenn feels.
Schenn, chosen fifth overall by the Kings in the 2009 entry draft, was expected to challenge for the second-line center job. That still could be the case if his recovery is steady. Full training camp opens next weekend, with players reporting for physicals on Friday and taking to the ice on Saturday.
Defensemen Colten Teubert (thumb) won’t participate in the rookie camp. Defenseman Viacheslav Voynov (shoulder) isn’t ready to go, either.
We’ll have more later at www.latimes.com about the Ducks and Kings preparing for rookie camps this weekend. The Ducks will be in Penticton, Canada, to participate in a five-team, round-robin tournament.