BREAKING: JvR to miss time with concussion
Head injuries have become a thing of the norm in the NHL.
And for the Flyers, it's becoming a bit too constant.
James van Riemsdyk will now join a list of Flyers to be bit with the concussion bug this season. In a statement from general manager Paul Holmgren, van Riemsdyk will be out indefinitely.
"James was hit in the head in each of our last two games. He reported yesterday, not feeling like himself. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion," said Holmgren in his statement.
In his last two games, van Riemsdyk only clocked a combined 24 minutes. That is well below the 15-16 minutes he clocks on a normal night.
van Riemsdyk joins Claude Giroux, Chris Pronger (season), Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn on the list of Flyers to suffer a concussion this season.
As far as production goes for van Riemsdyk, it has been very sporadic this season. The 22-year-old forward has only 11 goals and 22 points on the season.
The drought includes only three goals since the end of November, a number that has caused van Riemsdyk's name to pop up in trade talks.
With the lack of production, he has been the centerpiece for a handful of trade rumors swirling around the Flyers in their search for a defenseman. They include Nashville's Ryan Suter and most recently Toronto's Luke Schenn, who is the brother to Brayden on the Flyers.