Manning will not face the Blue Jackets on Saturday because he will be a healthy scratch, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. This is simply a strategic call by Flyers coach Dave Hakstol, who reportedly wants to start Luke Schenn, the more imposing defenseman, against a big Blue Jackets squad Saturday.
Manning has had a relatively quiet season thus far, producing just three points -- all assists -- in 26 games. Averaging just under 17 minutes of ice time, Manning is posting a plus-2 rating for the season to go along with 23 PIM. He's got as many points in 26 games this season as he did in 11 games last season. While he's still relatively young at 25 years old, his fantasy value is nonexistent at this point.
Brandon Manning will start the season on the right side opposite Michael Del Zotto, reports Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia.
Brandon Manning was reassigned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Monday.
Brandon Manning signed a one-year contract extension with the Flyers on Friday.
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