James van Riemsdyk will undergo surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot on March 6 and is expected to miss four to six weeks, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.
Chronology, March and April 2012:
March 1 -- Blocked a shot vs. NYI and did not return.
March 6 -- Had surgery due to a broken bone in his left foot; out 4-to-6 weeks.
March 8 -- Was placed on the LTIR.
March 26 -- Was seen at a home game still in a walking boot.
April 6 -- Visited doctor for possible cast removal.
April 9 or 10 -- First day of skating.
April 14 -- Met with media after skating. From Tim P. @ CSN: "JVR is still wearing protective gear, such as a shell on his left skate boot during practice, and has a modified walking boot. In other words, while he is skating, he is likely not at 100 percent. Yet."
April 17 -- Skated at practice on rotating lines. One set included JVR, Read and Rinaldo.
April 19 -- Practiced on a line with Read and Voracek. A possibility of return for Game 5 at Pittsburgh.
April 20 -- Removed from LTIR.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 04-20-2012 at 07:19 PM.
James van Riemsdyk’s season is not getting any easier.
In the first period of Thursday night’s game against the Islanders, van Riemsdyk blocked a Milan Jurcina blast from the point and broke a bone in his foot, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.
Originally, van Riemsdyk tried to remain on the bench to fight through the pain but soon left to get x-rays taken.
For now, the Flyers have offered no timetable for his return. He will be re-evaluated by Dr. Steven Raikin on Friday.
Van Riemsdyk, 23, just returned to the lineup on Feb. 18 after missing 15 straight games with a concussion. Previously, he missed 5 games in December with a torn muscle in his abdominal region. We’ve also reported he has been hampered by a hip injury for the better part of the season.