Schenn signed a two-year, $1.7 million contract with the Canucks on Wednesday. Schenn drew into 38 games with Tampa Bay last season, picking up four points while averaging just 10:45 of ice time per contest. The 31-year-old vet will likely be in and out of the lineup as a rotational, bottom-pairing option for Vancouver this season.
Schenn is playing Game 1 on Sunday against Carolina, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports. Schenn played in three of six games in Round 1 against Florida, and he's re-entering the lineup in the series opener against Carolina due to the absence of David Savard (upper body). Schenn only averaged 5:54 over his three appearances against the Panthers, so we wouldn't expect him to make many fantasy waves in this one.
Schenn is dressing as the seventh defenseman in Game 2 against Florida on Tuesday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. With the Lightning having gotten superstars Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos back from injury to start the playoffs, they have plenty of flexibility up front. As such, they're rolling with 11 forwards in Game 2, with Schenn entering the lineup as a seventh blueliner.
Schenn was activated for Tuesday's game versus the Predators, per the NHL's official media site. Schenn has recorded three points over 24 games this season, averaging 10:52 of ice time. The 31-year-old is slated to skate on the third pairing with Mikhail Sergachev on Tuesday.
Schenn was designated for the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly. Schenn has played in the last seven games, and he scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jackets. The 31-year-old blueliner will likely stay in the lineup until either Jan Rutta or Erik Cernak -- both of whom are dealing with lower-body injuries -- return to the lineup.
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