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.
Van Riemsdyk extended his current point streak to five games and seven points (three goals, four assists) with an assist Wednesday in a shootout win over Pittsburgh. Van Riemsdyk has finally picked up the pace and has six goals and five assists in his last nine games. And he has 16 points (six goals, 10 helpers) in his last 15. This warm front should continue, so use JVR with confidence.
Van Riemsdyk netted a goal in his third consecutive game Sunday against the Islanders. Van Riemsdyk has been melting the ice, registering six goals and three assists in his last seven contests. The winger leads the Maple Leafs with 25 points on the year, including nine with the extra attacker. The 26-year-old will look to extend his goal streak in the second leg of a home and away series against the Islanders on Tuesday.
Van Riemsydk scored and dished out a pair of assists in Monday's win over the Avalanche. It was arguably JVR's best performance of the season, as he also finished the night with a plus-4 rating to bring him up to plus-3 on the season. He's now found the back of the net in four of the last five games and looks to be heating up after starting the year off slowly.
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