PHILADELPHIA — Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk is out five to six weeks with a lower-body injury.
General manager Ron Hextall announced the time frame for van Riemsdyk's absence Monday. Van Riemsdyk was hit with a shot from Avalanche
Van Riemsdyk was playing just his second game back with the Flyers after they signed him to a $35 million, five-year contract July 1. He had an assist in a season-opening victory at Vegas last week.
With van Riemsdyk out, Jordan Weal is expected to be inserted into the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season. The Flyers host the San Jose Sharks in their home opener Tuesday.
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