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James van Riemsdyk breaks foot blocking shot

Mar 1, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT

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Avoiding being traded has been about the only “break” that Philadelphia Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk received so far this season – at least in a figurative sense.

Injuries have been one of the 22-year-old forward’s biggest issues already, but now he has another hurdle to clear. Van Riemsdyk broke his left foot while blocking a shot in tonight’s game against the New York Islanders and (obviously) won’t return to action.

Update: Frank Seravalli passes along a report that the initial timetable is six to eight weeks, but that’s not official.

JVR’s production has been disappointing so far in 2011-12, but the Flyers might miss him if he cannot get healthy by the playoffs in April. That’s the time when he made his money last year, after all.

It’s not all bad news for the Flyers franchise tonight, however, as Jaromir Jagr collected a goal and assist already to stand alone in eighth place all-time among NHL points scorers. More on that once it’s determined how far he’ll finish the night ahead of now-ninth place legend Joe Sakic.

  1. taytay099 - Mar 1, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    JVR is having a rough season.

  2. dougr42 - Mar 2, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Sad face.

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