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.
June 13, 2012 |
James van Riemsdyk has heard the trade rumblings for the better part of a year - since signing a six-year, $25.5 million extension that kicks in this fall - but the Flyers winger can do little more than laugh. On Sunday night, NBC10's Howard Eskin reported that van Riemsdyk has delayed surgery on a torn labrum (cartilage) in his hip to "make it difficult for the Flyers to complete a trade" that includes Columbus Blue Jackets star Rick Nash. "Trades are part of the business," van Riemsdyk, 23, told the Daily News on Monday.
June 12, 2012 |
FIRST, James van Riemsdyk was being shipped to Toronto last February. This week, he reportedly was holding up a deal to be sent to Columbus. Van Riemsdyk, 23, has heard the trade rumblings for the better part of a year now - since signing that 6-year, $25.5 million extension that kicks in this fall - but he can do little more than laugh. On Sunday night, NBC10's Howard Eskin reported that van Riemsdyk has delayed surgery on a torn labrum in his hip to "make it difficult for the Flyers to complete a trade" that includes Blue Jackets star Rick Nash.
May 20, 2012
The Flyers released their postseason injury report Saturday, and it included three players who recently had surgery, and two players who will have operations this week, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Star center Claude Giroux, who had said Scott Hartnell took some of his playoff faceoffs to give him some work, had surgery on both wrists. The 24-year-old Giroux had surgery on his right wrist to repair torn cartilage, and on his left wrist to remove bone spurs. Recovery time is six weeks.
May 3, 2012 |
Moments before the Flyers took a quick 1-0 lead over the New Jersey Devils in Tuesday's Game 2 of the Stanley Cup semifinals, Dave "Sign Man" Leonardi, who has been flashing his homemade placards — "THE TOUGH KEEP GOING" — at home games since 1972, talked hockey with tattoo-covered, orange-mohawked Eric Rothstein against the glass. Jim Dowd, who played for the Flyers and Devils, and won the Stanley Cup with the '95 Devils, listened as Sign Man waxed poetic on Sidney "Crybaby" Crosby's whining in the Flyers' quarterfinal dismantling of the Penguins.
May 2, 2012 |
The Flyers admire Marty Brodeur. Deeply. Hey, how can you not admire a guy who is the winningest goalie in NHL history, someone who has led the New Jersey Devils to three Stanley Cups? Never mind that he doesn't always play like Marty Legend. Never mind that, with his 40th birthday just five days away, his instincts are not quite what they used to be. Never mind that he sometimes has lapses, like the bad clearing attempt he made in Game 1 on Sunday that indirectly led to James van Riemsdyk's goal in the Flyers' 4-3 overtime win. He is still regarded by many as the Best Goalie to Ever Wear a Mask, still regarded as a player who can steal a game, like he did in the Devils' double-overtime triumph over Florida in Game 7 of the conference quarterfinals.
April 29, 2012 |
After a sluggish first period in which they looked rusty from a long layoff, the Flyers regrouped and defeated the New Jersey Devils in overtime, 4-3, at the reverberating Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. Danny Briere scored on a long drive 4:36 into overtime as James van Riemsdyk set up a screen in front, ending the dramatic opener of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Chants of "Dan-ny, Dan-ny" echoed around the arena after Briere's 26th goal in his last 41 playoff games and fourth career playoff goal in OT. The Flyers almost won it 2:13 into overtime, but it was ruled that Briere kicked the puck into the net on a power play.
April 21, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - James van Riemsdyk returned to the Flyers lineup for the first time in 23 games Friday night. The 22-year-old left winger underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot after blocking a shot March 1. He wore a hard plastic protective shell over both his skates to better shield his feet. "This is the time of year, no matter what, when your number is called, you suck it up and deal with [the pain]," van Riemsdyk said Thursday. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson replaced the injured Nick Grossmann and skated in his first career playoff game.
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]
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.