PHILADELPHIA -- James van Riemsdyk
was a late scratch from today's lineup against the Canadiens with an upper-body injury Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren
said would sideline him 1-2 weeks.
Van Riemsdyk has 8 goals and 8 assists in 16 games. He missed one game earlier this season.
In the short term, van Riemsdyk's absence, along with Jaromir Jagr
sitting out with a lower-body injury, means Jody Shelley
and Andreas Nodl
will draw back into the lineup. Nodl has missed seven of the last eight games, while Shelley has sat out six of the last eight games. Neither played Wednesday against the Islanders.
In the long term, van Riemsdyk being out opens a spot for a potential return Brayden Schenn
from the American Hockey League. Schenn had an assist Thursday, his first game back after missing time with a broken foot suffered during his initial stint with the Flyers
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