Saturday, February 6, 2016

JVR out with broken bone in foot

James van Riemsdyk’s season is not getting any easier.

JVR out with broken bone in foot

Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk broke a bone in his foot during Thursday night´s game. (Matt Slocum/AP file photo)
Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk broke a bone in his foot during Thursday night's game. (Matt Slocum/AP file photo)

James van Riemsdyk’s season is not getting any easier.

In the first period of Thursday night’s game against the Islanders, van Riemsdyk blocked a Milan Jurcina blast from the point and broke a bone in his foot, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.

Originally, van Riemsdyk tried to remain on the bench to fight through the pain but soon left to get x-rays taken.

For now, the Flyers have offered no timetable for his return. He will be re-evaluated by Dr. Steven Raikin on Friday.

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Van Riemsdyk, 23, just returned to the lineup on Feb. 18 after missing 15 straight games with a concussion. Previously, he missed 5 games in December with a torn muscle in his abdominal region. We’ve also reported he has been hampered by a hip injury for the better part of the season.

The former No. 2 overall pick has collected just 11 goals and 13 assists - as many points as defenseman Andrej Meszaros - since signing a 6-year, $25.5 million contract extension last summer.

Van Riemsdyk has just 3 goals and 5 assists in the 23 games he’s played since Nov. 21.

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