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25 James van Riemsdyk LW

Philadelphia Flyers

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March 1, 2021 12:24 AM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Sparks offense in road win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk picked up a goal and an assist with four shots in a 3-0 win over Buffalo.

Van Riemsdyk set up Sean Couturier's goal that opened the scoring 22 seconds into the middle frame, then he sealed the victory with a tally of his own almost exactly 15 minutes later. Van Riemsdyk has been a force all season long, topping the Flyers in points (25), goals (10), assists (15), plus/minus (plus-8), power-play goals (seven) and power-play points (eight). The 31-year-old is tied for seventh in the NHL scoring race heading into Tuesday's clash with the Penguins.

February 24, 2021 10:32 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Keeps on producing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk scored his league-leading seventh power-play goal of the year in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

Van Riemsdyk deposited a backdoor tap-in 4:05 into the second period to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead. It was van Riemsdyk's team-leading ninth goal of the season and tied him for the NHL lead in power-play tallies. The 31-year-old is having a terrific campaign, pacing the Flyers in goals, points (22) and assists (13) after 16 games. He's reached the scoresheet in nine of his last 10 games and has goals in four of his last five.

February 22, 2021 12:08 AM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Racks up three points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal and added two assists in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Bruins.

While van Riemsdyk was solid in the game, the Flyers as a team weren't able to keep up with the Bruins. In 15 games this year, van Riemsdyk has eight goals, 21 points, 33 shots on net and a plus-5 rating. He's already over halfway to his 40-point output from 66 appearances last season. Shooting 24.2 percent so far has helped the 31-year-old in a bounce-back campaign, but he shouldn't be expected to maintain this pace all season.

February 9, 2021 06:04 AM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Next two games postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk and the Flyers won't face off with the Devils on Thursday or Saturday after the league postponed the games, per the NHL release Monday.

Van Riemsdyk will still get to take his seven-game point streak into Washington on Tuesday, but then will get some time to rest up ahead of Sunday's clash with the Rangers. The winger currently leads the team in points (18) and should continue to provide top-end fantasy value.

February 7, 2021 03:32 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Stays hot against Caps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Capitals.

The veteran winger is having arguably the best run of his career as the greybeard on a line with Scott Laughton and Joel Farabee. JVR has found the scoresheet in seven straight games, piling up four goals and 13 points over that stretch, and on the season he already has seven goals and 18 points through 13 games. He's never scored more than 62 points in a full season, so there's no telling how long van Riemsdyk can keep up this frantic pace, but Philly coach Alain Vigneault isn't likely to break up that red-hot trio any time soon.

February 6, 2021 06:16 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Scores only goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Bruins.

The veteran winger extended his point streak to six games with his third-period tally. JVR has been a fantasy force to begin the season, racking up six goals and 16 points in 12 games with five of his goals, plus one of the helpers, coming on the power play. He's never come close to being a point-a-game player in his career, however, so the 31-year-old van Riemsdyk could come crashing back down to earth at any moment.

February 4, 2021 12:00 AM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Riding five-game point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk notched an assist, three shots on goal, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Bruins on Wednesday.

Vam Riemsdyk earned the secondary helper on linemate Joel Farabee's third-period tally. Over the last five games, van Riemsdyk has racked up two tallies and seven assists. He's only seeing third-line minutes, but the 31-year-old winger has five goals, nine helpers, 23 shots on net and a plus-4 rating through 11 contests this season. It won't last forever, but enjoy van Riemsdyk's hot start while you can.

February 1, 2021 09:44 AM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Dishes four assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk dished out four assists and was plus-3 in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders.

Van Riemsdyk drew the primary helper on all four Philadelphia goals, helping 20-year-old Joel Farabee collect his first NHL hat trick in the process. In addition to Farabee's three goals, van Riemsdyk also set up Kevin Hayes' power-play tally in overtime. The 31-year-old pushed his point streak to four games, a stretch in which he's put up two goals and six assists. It's worth noting that van Riemsdyk hasn't registered a single shot on goal in any of his last three contests, but he remains fantasy viable as long as he's piling up assists.

January 26, 2021 10:20 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Lights lamp twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk potted two power-play goals on seven shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over New Jersey.

Seconds after New Jersey's Yegor Sharangovich hit the post on a shorthanded breakaway in the first period, the Flyers gained the zone going the other way and moved the puck around to set up an Ivan Provorov blast from the point, which van Riemsdyk tipped in for the game's first goal. Van Riemsdyk doubled Philadelphia's lead in the first minute of the second period, as the New Jersey native enjoyed a fruitful homecoming. The veteran power forward has a pair of two-goal performances in his last three games and five goals through seven games this season.

January 16, 2021 01:48 AM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Picks up two helpers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk notched two assists in Friday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.

The Flyers' offense has been roaring to begin the season, and even with a placement on the third line alongside Nolan Patrick and Jakub Voracek, JVR has still come through with a goal and three points in two games. The 31-year-old just fell short of the 20-goal plateau last season due to the truncated schedule, but given Philly's forward depth, van Riemsdyk might be able to get back to that level in 2020-21 even without a full 82-game slate.

September 3, 2020 11:56 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Starting to warm up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk scored a goal on three shots Thursday in a 5-4 double-overtime win over the Islanders in Game 6.

Van Riemsdyk has goals in back-to-back games after being held without a point through his first nine contests. His blast from the top of the left faceoff circle on a partial break Thursday gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead with just over eight minutes left in the first period. The 31-year-old receives ample power-play time and is still capable of collecting goals in bunches; he scored in back-to-back games on six occasions during the regular season.

September 1, 2020 11:12 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Tallies first of postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk scored a goal on his lone shot and had two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders in Game 5.

After failing to produce a single point in his first nine playoff games, van Riemsdyk got untracked Tuesday with a one-timer on an odd-man rush that gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead late in the second period. The 31-year-old scored 19 times in 66 games during the regular season, so he's still plenty capable of providing offense despite his playoffs-long dry spell prior to Game 5.

August 19, 2020 04:48 AM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Will sit as healthy scratch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's Game 4 versus Montreal, Bill Meltzer of reports.

Van Riemsdyk has only averaged 11:30 of ice time in the five contests he's suited up for thus far this postseason and has gone scoreless over that stretch, so coach Alain Vigneault is clearly hoping Tuesday's scratch will light a fire under the 31-year-old winger. JVR won't have to wait long for his next opportunity to crack the lineup, as the Flyers will be right back at it Wednesday for Game 5.

April 1, 2020 04:32 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Will be ready by May
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to general manager Chuck Fletcher, if the NHL resumed its season in May, van Riemsdyk would be ready to return, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

At this point, a return to play in May is looking more and more like a best-case scenario for the NHL, but if the league does return to action this year, even for an abbreviated playoffs, van Riemsdyk will almost certainly be ready to rock. The 30-year-old winger totaled 19 goals and 40 points in 66 games before the NHL halted its season in March.

March 5, 2020 06:28 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Slated for 4-6 week absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Updating a previous item, the official timeline for van Riemsdyk's (finger) timetable to return is 4-to-6 weeks, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Carchidi initially indicated that van Riemsdyk was expected to sit around six weeks, so the updated timetable leaves open the possibility that van Riemsdyk could make a return near the end of the regular season or for the start of the postseason. In any event, it's fairly safe to cut him loose in most redraft leagues at this point, though it will be worth monitoring his status toward the end of the season if he winds up at the early end of that timetable.

March 6, 2020 12:36 AM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Facing roughly six-week recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk will require around six weeks to recover from a broken finger, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Van Riemsdyk's timeline has come into focus and it will officially put an end to his 2019-20 regular season. He could return to action in the postseason should the Flyers make it through the first round, and possibly a bit earlier if he can beat the expected timeline. In any event, van Riemsdyk should be safe to drop in the majority of redraft leagues.

March 4, 2020 10:20 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Suffers broken hand
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk suffered a broken hand in Wednesday's game against the Capitals, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

With the diagnosis official, it can be expected that van Riemsdyk is facing an absence of multiple weeks. It's possible the winger could be on the shelf for the remainder of the season, but no timeline has been provided by the team yet. Joel Farabee will take van Riemsdyk's place in the lineup going forward.

March 4, 2020 08:36 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Sustains potentially serious injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk left Wednesday's game against the Capitals after blocking a shot with his hand, Tom Gulitti of reports.

Van Riemsdyk played just 2:04 before blocking a Jonas Siegenthaler shot in the first period, and he immediately went to the locker room. Head coach Alain Vigneault said van Riemsdyk had an X-ray and the results "don't look good." It sounds like he'll be out a while, so expect the Flyers to recall Joel Farabee from AHL Lehigh Valley ahead of Thursday's clash against Carolina.

February 26, 2020 03:16 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Sets up score Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk posted a power-play assist and a shot on net across 12:21 in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.

Van Riemsdyk is playing in the bottom six and logged less than 11 minutes at even strength in this contest, but he managed to produce his first point in four games. The 30-year-old winger has been a bit streaky this year -- he has endured three separate seven-game point droughts -- but he's still generated 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists) over 63 games.

February 13, 2020 11:36 PM
Flyers' James van Riemsdyk: Four-game, seven-point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists in a 6-2 win over the Panthers on Thursday.

Don't look now, but JVR is on a four-game, seven-point scoring streak that includes three goals. Van Riemsdyk's feet aren't getting any faster, but his hands are as good as they've ever been. Check your wire -- he might be out there.

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