Flyers' Van Riemsdyk out 4-6 weeks after suffering broken finger

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Philadelphia Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault announced Thursday that forward James van Riemsdyk could miss four-to-six weeks with a broken right index finger, according to NHL.com's Adam Kimelman.

Vigneault added that JVR will get a second opinion on the injury.

Van Riemsdyk suffered the ailment while blocking a shot in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Joel Farabee, the Flyers' 2018 first-round pick, will be recalled from the AHL in a corresponding move. The rookie has produced 20 points in 49 games with the big club this season.

JVR struggled to start the campaign, scoring just four times in his first 24 games. The 30-year-old has come on of late, however, recording 15 goals and 31 points in his last 41 contests.

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