Flyers acquire D Brennan Menell from Maple Leafs in post trade deadline deal

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Dec 14, 2019; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Brennan Menell (61) skates with the puck in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenseman Brennan Menell from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday in exchange for future considerations, according to a report from ESPN.

Although the NHL trade deadline was Monday, Menell will be able to play this season for Philadelphia’s AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He is ineligible to play for the Flyers.

Per CapFriendly, players acquired via trade or signing can’t play for that NHL club in both regular season and playoff games.

Menell, 24, appeared in five games with the Minnesota Wild during the 2019-20 campaign. He has appeared in 20 games this season for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, registering one goal and four assists in 20 games.

The 5-foot-11 Minnesota native also has 15 penalty minutes and a minus-6 rating for the Marlies this season.

–Field Level Media