The Philadelphia Flyers were the hottest team in the NHL before the season paused.
Philly was in prime position to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup.
Unfortunately for the Flyers who had won nine of their 10 games before the break, they might lose some of that momentum especially with the idea of the league holding a 24 team playoff.
While that momentum might be gone, they'll get a nice boost in their lineup.
Flyers' forward James van Riemsdyk broke a finger during the team's March 4 matchup against Washington and he should be ready to go when play resumes.
“I wouldn’t say it’s fully normal as it was before, but it’s getting to the point where I’m not thinking about it as much,” van Riemsdyk said. “I would have been able to play weeks ago, probably. But every extra day I get, I can heal and be more comfortable with kind of getting the feeling and touch back.”
Absolutely great news to hear.
While JVR has bounced around the lineup and struggled at times this year, he's still been able to register 19 goals and 21 assists in 66 games so far this season and should benefit from a nice mental break.