Flyers’ Brayden Schenn on seeing brother Luke scratched: ‘It’s brutal’

Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn, left, admitted it's "brutal" to see his older brother Luke on the sideline this season.
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Perhaps it's appropriate that Brayden and Luke Schenn play in the City of Brotherly Love.

Brayden Schenn, who is off to a strong start with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, admitted that it's tough to see his older brother on the sideline.

“It's brutal,” Brayden Schenn told “It's no fun for me going to the rink and it's no fun for him. When you play on the same team as your brother, you want to be in the lineup with him each night.”

Luke Schenn is expected to be held out of the lineup for the third straight contest when Philadelphia (2-1-1) hosts the Dallas Stars (4-1-0) on Tuesday. Acquired in the James van Riemsdyk deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2012, the older Schenn is making $3.6 million on a team with little flexibility with the salary cap and plenty of young defensemen.

The writing may have been on the wall last month when general manager Ron Hextall failed to give either Schenn much in the way of a vote of confidence.

Brayden Schenn, who will become a restricted free agent at the end of this campaign, has played in all 82 regular-season games in consecutive years. The 24-year-old, who has scored two goals and set up another for a team-leading three points this season, collected 18 tallies to go along with career bests in assists (29) and points (47) in 2014-15.