James van Riemsdyk
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4 days ago

Van Riemsdyk scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

He'd gone six games without finding his way onto the scoresheet, but JVR was able to ride shotgun on a four-point afternoon from Claude Giroux to end his drought. The veteran winger missed most of October and the first half of November with a lower-body injury, and it's taken him some time to completely shake off the rust, but van Reimsdyk looks like he might be ready to start contributing.

James van Riemsdyk
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3 weeks ago

Van Riemsdyk will face his former Maple Leafs team Saturday, marking his first appearance in Toronto since returning to the Flyers in late June, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Van Riemsdyk reportedly has fond memories of his six seasons spent in Toronto, and the net-front scoring winger is anxious for the upcoming contest. "Certainly when the schedule comes out you take a peek at that and see that just because of everything, because of all the time there," he said. "I really loved my time there. It's something you're definitely looking forward to and, to be honest, I'm looking forward to getting past it to help with the moving on process." JVR has three points in four games since returning from a significant lower-body injury on Nov. 15, though all of that offense came last Saturday in a home clash with the Lightning.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
4 weeks ago

Van Riemsdyk recorded 16:59 of ice time with two empty shots on goal in Thursday's 3-0 home loss to the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

Considering the veteran exceeded his career average for time on ice (16:38) and didn't experience a setback following a 16-game injury hiatus, this can be viewed as a successful return for van Riemsdyk. As the score indicates, the Flyers were unable to solve Devils netminder Keith Kinkaid -- they were blanked on 29 shots -- but the good news is that JVR is back in tow to help Philadelphia's second line.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
4 weeks ago

Van Riemsdyk has officially been activated from injured reserve, according to the NHL's official media site. He will take to the ice for Thursday's home game against the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

Look for JVR to slide in on the third line opposite Wayne Simmonds and being centered by Jordan Weal during 5-on-5 play. The venerable forward will also reprise his power-play role on the top unit. However, Philadelphia has struggled mightily on the man advantage, converting such opportunities at a 13.6-percent clip -- 29th in the NHL.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
4 weeks ago

Van Riemsdyk (lower body) will return against the Devils on Thursday, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Van Riemsdyk still needs to be activated from injured reserve, but such a move is imminent, and it'll be safe to plug him into fantasy lineups on this nine-game slate.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
1 month ago

Van Riemsdyk (lower body) is hoping to play Thursday against the Devils, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

JVR has played only two games in 2018-19, his last appearance having come all the way back on Oct. 6. Seemingly nearing a return, van Riemsdyk's re-insertion into Philly's lineup would, among other things, help its 28th ranked power play (13.8). Before anything happens though, he'll need to be taken off injured reserve.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
1 month ago

Van Riemsdyk (lower body) practiced again Friday, though it will be at least another week before he returns, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Not only has van Riemsdyk been practicing, but he's been on the ice in normal gear and taking contact. Still, considering JVR has been out since the second game of the season, the Flyers will want to make sure that he comes back as strong as ever.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
1 month ago

Van Riemsdyk wore a regularly-colored jersey at the Flyers morning skate Thursday reports Adam Kimelman of NHL.com.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old skated Wednesday morning and now he's fully practicing, so clearly van Riemsdyk is progressing along well. When he first sustained his lower-body injury, he was expected to return in the middle of November, and nothing in his recovery process has indicated he won't be back by some point next week. Van Riemsdyk has one assist and one shot in two games this season.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
1 month ago

Van Riemsdyk (lower body) skated at practice on Wednesday morning, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's possible van Riemsdyk returns next week. That means he's right on pace to return from his lower-body injury in the 5-to-6 week timetable, which was his original prognosis in early October. Van Riemsdyk played two games before getting hurt and posted one assist and one shot.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
2 months ago

Van Riemsdyk (lower body) is expected to begin skating within the next few days, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Van Riemsdyk was handed a 5-to-6 week timetable on Oct. 8, so his expected skating this early should be a welcome sight. It's just the first step on his road to recovery, with a return to practice in a full capacity serving as the final indicator that he's ready to rejoin the lineup. Until that happens, it's safe to assume van Riemsdyk will remain out of commission.