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Van Riemsdyk will not have surgery

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has confirmed that forward James van Riemsdyk will not undergo hip surgery. Rather, the 23-year-old New Jersey native will rehab the injury. “After consultation with various doctors regarding James’ hip injury, we have come to the conclusion that surgery is not necessary,” Holmgren said in a statement issued Friday morning. “We will treat James’ hip with alternative therapies and non-surgical procedures. It is expected that James will be 100 percent well before training camp begins.” Van Riemsdyk was limited to 43 regular-season games last season due to injuries, most notably a concussion and broken …

Courtesy of the Courier Post

Surgery list finally revealed

After what seemed like an interminable wait, Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren finally released the list of players who will require/already underwent offseason surgeries: Wayne Simmonds – Had surgery to repair broken left index finger. Recovery time is 4-to-6 weeks. Matt Carle – Had surgery to repair torn stomach muscle. Recovery time is 4-to-6 weeks. Claude Giroux – Had surgery on his right wrist to repair torn cartilage and surgery on his left wrist to remove bone spurs. Recovery time is six weeks. Kimmo Timonen – Will have surgery next week to remove a disc fragment from his lower back. …

Pronger talks post surgery

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers Q: When did you have your surgery and how are you feeling? A: I had the surgery on Tuesday afternoon. I’m feeling okay just ice and elevation, trying to get the swelling out and I start my rehab tomorrow Q: Holmgren said the other day that you would be out for 4 weeks. Are you optimistic that it will be four weeks? Do you think you could be back sooner than that? A: I have no idea. Again, I had surgery two days ago, so  once I start getting my rehab going, as I progress …