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Flyers' Schenn says no concussion after hit by Wilson

Wednesday, 12.18.2013 / 12:59 PM / News

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Flyers' Schenn says no concussion after hit by Wilson
Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn told reporters Wednesday he does not have a concussion but is questionable for the Flyers' game Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn told reporters Wednesday that he does not have a concussion but is questionable for the Flyers' game Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson hit Schenn face-first into the boards at 15:17 of the second period of the Flyers' game Tuesday against the Capitals. Wilson received a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He also received a five-minute major for fighting in the immediate aftermath of the hit.

Wilson will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday.

Schenn stumbled three times trying to regain his footing and skate off the ice. He finally was able to leave on his own, with Flyers trainer Jim McCrossin walking next to him.

The Flyers scored twice in a 1:12 span on the power play assessed to Wilson, including the game-winning goal by Mark Streit en route to a 5-2 victory.

Schenn said he felt better not long after returning to the locker room and did not have a concussion test. He did not take part in the team's optional practice Wednesday but said he will skate Thursday morning prior to the Flyers' game against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets. He said the only issue he had was stiffness in his upper back and neck.

"I feel I got really lucky," Schenn said. "I don't think I have ever gone head-first into the boards without even getting my arms up or anything like that. I don't remember much of the play. All I remember was how hard the top of my head actually hit the board. And I don't remember trying to get up or anything bad. But the good thing is I don't have a headache or any symptoms today, so that's a positive sign."

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