Flyers rookie James van Riemsdyk was back on the ice today after not skating for six days with a head injury that was sustained last Tuesday against Washington.
Van Riemsdyk’s “head trauma” was never officially diagnosed as a concussion. He was pain-free after Monday’s practice, which included at least 10 minutes of hard skating at the end.
“It was a good test for me to see where my head is at and it felt good,” van Riemsdyk said. “It was my first skate there. If I can get through that one, I can probably get through a lot of them – that was a pretty tough practice.”
Van Riemsdyk, 20, didn't have any headaches at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday - in a loud environment - as he watched the Eagles knock-off Tampa Bay with the rest of his teammates.