Riemsdyk wore a regular jersey in Wednesday's practice after being in a non-contact jersey on Tuesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
According to Mitchell, Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke told SportsNet's "Prime Time Sports" in January that he was looking for a big, strong winger with playoff experience, and he's said he's willing to part with a first-round pick to get the player he wants.
There is no question the Flyers need some defense. They are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference, but they have to continually outscore opponents to pick up games. They are scoring 3.23 goals per game, second in the NHL. Adding a player of Schenn's caliber—the No. 5 overall pick in the 2008 NHL draft—would be a huge win for the Flyers as they contend for the Stanley Cup this season.
It's all going to depend on how Riemsdyk progresses before the Feb. 27 trade deadline. He's showing signs of getting back to 100 percent, but he's not out of the woods yet. If he's ultimately cleared before the deadline, there's a good chance this swap is made.
And for the rest of the NHL, it would make the Flyers a team to be wary of in the postseason.