JVR out with broken bone in foot
James van Riemsdyk
’s season is not getting any easier.
In the first period of Thursday night’s game against the Islanders, van Riemsdyk blocked a Milan Jurcina
blast from the point and broke a bone in his foot, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren
Originally, van Riemsdyk tried to remain on the bench to fight through the pain but soon left to get x-rays taken.
For now, the Flyers have offered no timetable for his return. He will be re-evaluated by Dr. Steven Raikin on Friday.
Van Riemsdyk, 23, just returned to the lineup on Feb. 18 after missing 15 straight games with a concussion. Previously, he missed 5 games in December with a torn muscle in his abdominal region. We’ve also reported he has been hampered by a hip injury for the better part of the season.
The former No. 2 overall pick has collected just 11 goals and 13 assists - as many points as defenseman Andrej Meszaros
- since signing a 6-year, $25.5 million contract extension last summer.
Van Riemsdyk has just 3 goals and 5 assists in the 23 games he’s played since Nov. 21.
This guy is getting on my nerves. He's fragile/soft and most likely
will never reach the expectations of a second overall pick. I would have
liked to seen him dealt,I know people still like him but I'm ready to cut
my ties and see what we can get for him at the draft coming up.