Luke Schenn late scratch against New Jersey

Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

NEWARK, N.J. -- Defenseman Luke Schenn was a late scratch from the Flyers’ lineup on Wednesday night against New Jersey.

Schenn, who had appeared in all 27 games to start the season, participated in the morning skate at Prudential Center and seemed fine. The reason for his absence is apprently due to the flu.

Kurtis Foster replaced Schenn in the lineup. Bruno Gervais also played for the second straight game. Foster has played 12 games for the Flyers this season, collecting one goal and four assists. He was a healthy scratch for the last 12 consecutive games. Wednesday marked Foster's first game since Feb. 15, also against the Devils in New Jersey.

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