Van Riemsdyk (lower body) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Considering JVR will be out for 5-to-6 weeks after sustaining his lower-body injury in Saturday's game against the Avalanche, his placement on IR is a no-brainer. Fantasy owners in search of value plays at the forward position should consider reinforcement options for van Riemsdyk, Nolan Patrick (upper body) and Travis Konecny (foot). Hint: start out by scouting two-way talent Oskar Lindblom and/or promising rookie Mikhail Vorobyov from this same Flyers team.
Van Riemsdyk will be out 5-6 weeks due to a lower-body injury. Although the club has not officially placed van Riemsdyk on injured reserve, fantasy owners can expect the move to be made soon. With the winger sidelined, Jordan Weal figures to slot into his spot on the third line, while Oskar Lindblom would seem the most likely candidate to take over on the second power-play unit. At minimum van Riemsdyk will miss 15 games, although it certainly could be longer.
Van Riemsdyk (lower body) left Saturday's contest in Colorado and will not return. Van Riemsdyk logged just over five minutes of ice time Saturday before suffering the lower-body injury. The Flyers have a few days off before their next game against the Sharks on Tuesday. Until another update is available, the 6-foot-3 forward should be considered day-to-day.
Van Riemsdyk will sign a five-year, $35 million contract with Philadelphia, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Van Riemsdyk is coming off a season in which he scored a career-high 36 goals for the Maple Leafs. The 29-year-old forward will be rejoining the Flyers, the team that drafted him second overall in 2007.
Van Riemsdyk may be headed back to Philadelphia, reports Frank Seravelli of TSN.ca. The deal, if true, will be announced Sunday. Van Riemsdyk will be a top-six fixture wherever he lands, and Philly's no exception.
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