What was once doubtful is now a guarantee.
Forward James van Riemsdyk did not partake in the Flyers’ morning skate on Tuesday and will not play tonight against Montreal at the Wells Fargo Center. Van Riemsdyk is battling a lower body injury that is believed to be a groin strain, suffered against New Jersey on Saturday.
That’s probably all right with the Canadiens – three of van Riemsdyk’s 12 goals this season have come in the Flyers’ three games against Montreal, two of which were wins.
Instead, van Riemsdyk will have a full week to heal, as the Flyers begin their All-Star break tomorrow. Their next game isn’t until next Tuesday in Tampa Bay.
Dan Carcillo will remain in the lineup.
Van Riemsdyk had been one of the Flyers’ more consistent players over the last few weeks, with goals in each of his last two games.
BOB IN NET: Sergei Bobrovsky will be looking for his sixth straight win against Montreal tonight. Bobrovsky has started 4 of the Flyers’ last 6 games, compiling a 1.75 goals against average in his last 5 wins.
CANADIENS TRENDS: Montreal is one of only two teams currently in the NHL’s playoff picture without a winning record on the road. They are 11-11-1 on the road this season and 6-1-3 in their last 10 games. They are expected to be without Michael Cammalleri (upper body) tonight. Josh Gorges and Andrei Markov have both been out with knee injuries.
VIDEO: We caught up with CineSport’s Noah Coslov on Monday, talking about Bobrovsky’s recent success, among other things. Check it out here.
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