James van Riemsdyk left Saturday night’s game after taking a puck to the leg

Oh no.

Not only did the Philadelphia Flyers suffer their first loss of the season on Saturday night, they lost one of their main additions as well. Free-agent signing James van Riemsdyk left the game with a lower-body injury.

He left the game in the first period after taking a puck to the leg.

“van Riemsdyk is hurt. And he is on one leg trying to get to the Philadelphia bench,” Jim Jackson said.

The Avalanche were trying to clear the zone on the penalty kill, and the clearing attempt hit JVR in the leg.

JVR played just 5:13 in the game, all in the first period.

The Flyers later announced that he suffered a lower-body injury and would not return.

Hopefully it isn’t anything serious for van Riemsdyk. He has been clicking with Mikhail Vorobyev and Wayne Simmonds on the third line. If he is out for any amount of time, you could see Michael Raffl slide up onto the third line as he did after JVR left against the Avalanche.

2 thoughts on “James van Riemsdyk left Saturday night’s game after taking a puck to the leg

  1. I have seen nothing from James van Riemsdyk that can be considered inspiring, at least when it comes to hockey. He looks too slow for today’s NHL and lacks defensive ability to be trusted in the defensive zone. I hate to say this, but JVR looks like a cap disaster in the making. Some of the Flyer’s young prospects may be better.

  2. Folin and AMac are just plain awful hockey players. I like AMac as a team guy, but he is a turnover machine on defense. Folin is outright brutal and if he never plays another game as a Flyer, I will be happy. Radko Gudas has lost his mojo too, since he can’t hit anyone without fearing being suspended again. All three of these AHL talents should be replaced as soon as possible. Phillippe Myers is better than all three.

What do you think?