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.
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.
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.
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.
Van Riemsdyk left Wednesday's game against the Capitals after blocking a shot with his hand, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com 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.
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.
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.
Van Riemsdyk scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Monday's 4-1 win over the Panthers.
The veteran winger banged home a slick pass from Jakub Voracek for his 16th tally of the season. JVR is on a bit of a rush, racking up four goals and 10 points in the last 11 games, but he's still on pace to fall short of 50 points for the first time in a full season since his early days in the NHL.
Van Riemsdyk scored a goal and added two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Kings on Saturday.
The goal and one assist came on the power play. His tally snapped a 12-game snipe drought for the winger with the soft paws. JVR has 28 points in 49 games this season, but they've come in bunches -- 18 of those points have come in just eight games, with the remaining 10 spread across 41 contests. Unfortunately, that makes van Riemsdyk a difficult play in most fantasy formats -- you're more likely to have him sitting on your bench out of frustration.
Van Riemsdyk produced a power-play assist in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blues.
Van Riemsdyk deflected a Claude Giroux shot over to Travis Konecny, who stuffed in the Flyers' third goal. After an eight-game drought, van Riemsdyk has assists in his past two outings. He's at 25 points and 107 shots in 47 games. He's served in a third-line role lately, which could keep limiting the veteran winger's offense.
Van Riemsdyk has no points and a minus-4 rating with 11 shots on net in the last five games.
The 30-year-old continues to be inconsistent. In the 13 games prior to this little slump, he had eight goals and 14 points with a plus-7 rating in 13 games. That includes three straight two-point affairs before beginning his five-game pointless streak. Van Riemsdyk will probably get hot again, but owners would probably like him to be a more steady contributor. He has 12 goals and 23 points in 42 games this season.
Van Riemsdyk picked up a pair of assists in a 5-1 win over the Rangers on Monday.
Van Riemsdyk has been on fire since Dec. 15, recording at least two points in four of the last five games. The veteran winger failed to break through on the power play, however, despite playing 4:59 with the man advantage. The 30-year-old American, despite featuring prominently on the Flyers' power play, only has three points with the man advantage this season.
Van Riemsdyk scored two goals Saturday in a 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa.
He got lucky on the second one -- his centering pass went off the defender's skate and into the net. Van Riemsdyk is on a real roll right now -- he has four goals in his last two games and six in five. The best snipers deliver in bunches and that's exactly what JVR is doing. Make sure he's in your lineup while he's this hot.
Van Riemsdyk scored two goals in a 6-1 victory over the Sabres on Thursday night.
He had a big night -- one goal came on the power play and the other was the game winner. That's absolute gold in some formats. JVR hasn't delivered like he has in the past -- this is just his first GWG and he has just 10 goals and 19 points in 35 games. But lately, things have been really warming up. Van Riemsdyk has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last six games. And 10 of those 19 points have come in the last 11 games (nine in the first 24). Check his availability. He may be available in your league.
Van Riemsdyk scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Jets.
The 30-year-old winger is up to 17 points, including six in six games in the month of December, in 33 contests. Van Riemsdyk's power-play assist was impressive considering he saw just 17 seconds of ice time with the man advantage Sunday.
Van Riemsdyk scored on his lone shot and had two PIM in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Wild.
Van Riemsdyk opened the scoring 94 seconds into the game, but the Wild responded with four unanswered goals. The goal was the seventh of the year for van Riemsdyk, who has produced six points (three goals, three assists) in his last eight contests.
Van Riemsdyk picked up two assists in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Senators.
Van Riemsdyk notched secondary helpers on Shayne Gostisbehere's tally in the first period and Scott Laughton's game-winner in the third. JVR went eight straight games in November without scoring a point, but he's found his rhythm since then, recording two goals and five points in his last six games.
Van Riemsdyk didn't record a point and had one shot on goal in a 5-2 loss to the Panthers on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old failed to score a point for the fifth straight game, but maybe even worse, he received under 13 minutes of ice time for the second time in five games. It's too early to tell if his scoring is down because of the lack of playing time or vice versa, but this is something worth monitoring. Van Riemsdyk has four goals and nine points with 64 shots on net in 21 games this season.
Van Riemsdyk scored two goals, one on the power play, and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jackets.
After setting up Jakub Voracek for the game's opening score, JVR lit the lamp himself in the second and third periods, each time tying things up (at 2-2 and 4-4) before the Flyers broke things open. The veteran winger, like many of his teammates, has a slow start to the season, but van Riemsdyk now has three goals and five points in the last two games.
Van Riemsdyk scored a goal on two shots and added an assist with two PIM in Thursday's 4-1 win over Chicago.
Van Riemsdyk, a 27-goal man a year ago, is one of several key Philadelphia forwards struggling offensively so far this year, so his two-point outing had two be a welcome sight for the Flyers. In fact, they were his first two points of the season. Van Riemsdyk had averaged 31 goals over the previous three seasons so it's hard to believe his early-season slump would last much longer. Consider scooping him up if his original owner had already lost patience and cut him.
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