This is the hit – by the Senators' Bobby Butler – that most likely gave JVR his concussion. Senators announcers called JVR's reaction an embellishment.
Paul Holmgren issued a very detailed statement:
"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."
van Riemsdyk has been bothered by a hip issue for most of the season – which might explain his sometimes lackluster play – and this certainly isn't going to help things. But, as Courier Post beat writer Randy Miller points out, the concussion is going to put an end to those trade rumors: [Flyer Files]
Flyers left wing James van Riemsdyk isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Not to the Nashville Predators. Not on the ice with the Flyers.
A day after being linked to talk that he could be traded to Toronto for defenseman Luke Schenn, JVR was shut down indefinitely with a concussion that no one outside the organization knew about.
In other news, the Flyers' $51 million netminder will be minding the net tonight!