Van Riemsdyk picked up two assists in Monday's 4-2 win over the Bruins. JVR has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last 10 games. However, in an odd twist, van Riemsdyk has been picking up points in every other game since Feb. 25 and Monday continued that pattern. The two helpers give him 32 on the season, which sets a new career mark.
Van Riemsdyk (undisclosed) will play Saturday against the Blackhawks, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports. The veteran's status was in question since he missed morning skate. Fear not, JVR shareholders, the playmaker will be out there for what promises to be an exciting match against the leaders of the Western Conference. It's a treat to have seen van Riemsdyk play in every game so far this season, especially considering he'd been limited to 40 contests in 2015-16 due to a fractured foot. Use him as you normally would Saturday.
Van Riemsdyk's goal in Thursday's game against Tampa was his third in the last five contests. He has four points in that span as well as 52 in 69 contests this season. Van Riemsdyk remains a solid complementary winger for fantasy purposes.
Van Riemsdyk scored a goal, added an assist and posted a plus-1 rating in Saturday's 3-2 win against the Hurricanes. Van Riemsdyk has a goal and three assists in two trips to Raleigh this season and at least one point in each of his past three outings at PNC Arena against the Hurricanes. He is starting to thaw out with two goals and four points in five games in the month of March after posting no goals and four helpers in his final 12 games in February.
Van Riemsdyk scored his first goal in 15 games in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings. JVR now has 20 goals and 49 points, and five of those (one goal, four assists) have come in his last eight games. His last goal drought was significant, but van Riemsdyk is still on pace for a potential 60 points this season.
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