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OTF: van Riemsdyk Injury Update

Flyers forward to miss 5-6 weeks with lower-body injury

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

Prior to practice, Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced to the media that forward James van Riemsdyk will be out approximately 5-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.

The 29-year-old forward was injured in the second game of the season. He left after the first period of the Flyers-Avalanche game in Colorado after seeing just 5:13 of ice time. 

In the season opening game, van Riemsdyk recorded 13:59 of ice time, including 3:05 on the power play, and recorded an assist with a +1 rating to help the Flyers to a 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

He also appeared in four preseason games where he averaged a point per-game with a goal and three assists.

The Flyers signed van Riemsdyk to a five-year contract on the first day of Free Agency this season.

More coming, plus reaction, following practice...

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