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JVR Nets Two Including OT Winner in 5-4 Flyers' Win Over Hawks

Standard Spin: James van Riemsdyk has been plagued by nagging injuries as of late - only 3 points in his last twelve games prior to tonight -  so it's nice to see him step up with a couple of goals.  A big part of tonight's production was the fact that van Riemsdyk played on the Flyers' top line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell, but that opportunity will dry up when Jaromir Jagr returns from his groin injury.  Considering van Riemsdyk's ice time has been  limited recently, and considering he'll most likely need surgery on his hip at the end of the season, it could be a good time to unload him while his value is up, especially if he puts together a few good games alongside Giroux.  (Jan.6)