Friday, March 02, 2012

JVR out until end of regular season with broken foot

The Winter of Discontent surrounding James van Riemsdyk has just gotten a little colder. The 22-year-old limped off the ice in noticeable pain last night after blocking a shot from Islanders defenseman Milan Jurcina late in the first period of a 6-3 victory last night.

He was later diagnosed with a broken bone in his left foot. On Friday, Paul Holmgren gave a brief but telling update on JVR's status:

"James will have surgery on Mar. 6 to repair a broken bone in his left foot. Dr. Steven Raikin will put a plate in to help with the healing process. James will be out 4-6 weeks."

On that timetable, he will not return until the final week of the regular season at the latest, which ends on Saturday, April 7 at Pittsburgh.

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