February 16, 2012 |
When the Flyers face struggling Ville Leino and the offensively challenged Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, they still will be without James van Riemsdyk. But the 22-year-old Flyers left winger appears to be making strides in his comeback from a concussion. Sidelined for more than a month, van Riemsdyk wore a regular jersey - meaning he was able to absorb contact - and spent time on the top line during Wednesday's practice in Voorhees. He replaced the flu-ridden Jaromir Jagr on a line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.
April 23, 2011 |
The Wells Fargo Center was deathly quiet. It was as if the energy had seeped through cracks in the walls and dissipated in the South Philly air. There was a good reason for this. Two good reasons, in fact, and both were early Buffalo goals from near impossible angles that got through the leg pads of Flyers goalie Brian Boucher. With barely enough time to clear their throats, the orange-draped crowd sat stunned, and you could almost see the Flyers' shoulders sag. This wasn't the way the Flyers had promised to start Game 5 of what has evolved into a fascinating first-round Stanley Cup playoff series, especially the day after Sabres coach Lindy Ruff had called them whiners.
April 13, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - After skating through the first two games of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal without arguably their most consistent playoff performer from last spring, help may soon be on the way. According to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, James van Riemsdyk began skating Sunday - rehabbing from foot surgery - and is a possibility to return to practice with the team as early as Saturday. Van Riemsdyk's status for a return in the first round remains up in the air. Van Riemsdyk, 22, has not played since fracturing his foot on March 1. He underwent surgery to have a plate inserted in his left foot, for stability and strengthening, on March 6. The original prognosis was for JVR to miss 4 to 6 weeks.
June 16, 2012 |
Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk will not need hip surgery and should be ready "well before training camp," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Friday. "After consultation with various doctors regarding James' hip injury, we have come to the conclusion that surgery is not necessary," Holmgren said in a statement. "We will treat James' hip with alternative therapies and nonsurgical procedures. It is expected that James will be 100 percent well before training camp begins.
March 26, 2011 |
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - James van Riemsdyk scored two goals in the first period and completed his first NHL hat trick in the third to help the Flyers remain alone atop the Eastern Conference with a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum. Jeff Carter staked the Flyers to the lead at 8 minutes, 11 seconds, and van Riemsdyk made it 2-0 just 22 seconds later. Blake Comeau got the Islanders within a goal, but van Riemsdyk scored again before the period ended.
December 27, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. - At any given point during an NHL season - and especially as it progresses - the trainer's room may be a more popular hangout for players than the locker room itself. Players skate through various bumps, bruises, strains, sprains and cuts during an 82-game grind that lasts from September through April, most often without anyone catching wind of an injury, without anyone knowing other than the player, his teammates and management. Kimmo Timonen , for one, battles through chronic lower-back pain.
November 4, 2011 |
JAMES van Riemsdyk arrived at the Flyers practice facility in Voorhees, N.J. for a noon meeting yesterday less than 12 hours after returning from Buffalo on a postgame charter. Van Riemsdyk was feeling fresh, not at all sluggish from a bone-crunching hit along the boards with 6:20 to play in Buffalo. In fact, van Riemsdyk even skated briefly in an option practice to shake off any lingering cobwebs, a normal game-day routine to get his blood flowing. He arrived at the Wells Fargo Center at his normal time last night, fully expecting to play in last night's 4-3 shootout loss to the Devils.
April 20, 2012 |
JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK said he would be crazy to not want to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Whether or not van Riemsdyk actually makes his first playoff appearance of the year on Friday night in Pittsburgh remains to be seen, but he said after skating on Thursday that the decision was out of his hands. "It's always a fun time of year to play and it sucks watching from the sidelines," van Riemsdyk said. "This is the time of year, no matter what, when your number is called, you suck it up and deal with [the pain]
January 15, 2012 |
NASHVILLE - James van Riemsdyk became the fifth Flyer sidelined with a concussion this season. The 22-year-old left winger missed Saturday's game in Nashville and was replaced by Matt Read on a line with Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds. "It's really unfortunate. I thought we've had some good chemistry," Simmonds said. "We've been playing well the last couple weeks. " Read, who entered the night with 13 goals, had recently been on the fourth line. "Reader is a great player, obviously," Simmonds said.