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James van Riemsdyk breaks hand in win against Capitals

Philadelphia Flyers Left Wing James van Riemsdyk

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Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk suffered a broken right hand in the Philadelphia Flyers’ 5-2 victory against the Washington Capitals Wednesday.

The 30-year-old was injured at 10:41 of the first period when Capitals defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler’s shot deflected off No. 25’s hand.

“I’m not sure the severity of it,” Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault told reporters after Philadelphia climbed to within one point of the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. “There are different breaks but he took that shot right on the tip there. I’ll find out tomorrow for how long.”

JVR has 40 points (19 goals, 21 assists) in 66 games this season.

Philadelphia recalled Joel Farabee from the American Hockey League and expect him to be in the lineup against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday. Farabee has only played in one game with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms since being sent down in late February.

Scott Charles is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @ScottMCharles.