Van Riemsdyk (foot) should be healthy for training camp ahead of the 2016-17 season, the Toronto Sun reports. Van Riemsdyk broke his left foot in mid-January and reportedly suffered a setback a month later. After playing every game of the regular season in 2014-15, JVR was limited to just 40 contests this campaign. He found twine 14 times, set up 15 goals, and even managed to post a plus-3 rating for the first time in four years as a Maple Leaf. There's simply not much this guy can't do when healthy, so it would be a boon to the hockey world if he does, in fact, make a full recovery in time for camp.
The Maple Leafs confirmed Thursday that van Riemsdyk (foot) will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports. Van Riemsdyk will reportedly resume skating within 2-to-3 weeks, but his recovery period will take him through the end of the campaign after he reportedly suffered a setback. The 26-year-old winger finishes the 2015-16 season with 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) and 129 shots on goal over 40 contests, and will now turn his focuses to being healthy for next year. Van Riemsdyk remains under contract with the Maple Leafs for another two seasons, but could potentially be an offseason trade piece if the Maple Leafs plan on rebuilding. However, there's no indication the team has any plans to do so at this juncture.
van Riemsdyk (foot) is likely to miss the rest of the season due to an apparent setback in his rehab, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports. It's not clear exactly what went off track in JVR's recovery attempt, but Kypreos suggests in his report that the star winger is expected to make a full recovery for next fall. Toronto has struggled mightily without him and the team has already been moving players ahead of the Feb. 29 trade deadline. van Riemsdyk still has two years remaining on a six-year, $25.5 million deal before he'll become an unrestricted free agent.
Van Riemsdyk (foot) was placed on injured reserve by the Maple Leafs on Monday, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports. Van Riemsdyk will miss 6-8 weeks because of the injury, so the Maple Leafs will use the move to open up a roster spot for the return of Nick Spaling on Tuesday. There's been no real update on his timetable, so at this point it's probably best to assume there's no change until otherwise noted.
Van Riemsdyk will be out of the lineup for six to eight weeks with a left foot injury. Van Riemsdyk was having a productive season prior to getting hurt, leading the Maple Leafs in scoring with 29 points in 40 contests. The 26-year-old was also contributing on the power play, registering five goals and four assists with the man advantage. The winger's injury will be a tough pill to swallow for a Toronto team already trailing in the push for the playoffs.
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