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Jim Montgomery will probably scratch James Van Riemsdyk

Published April 12, 2024 at 4:56 PM
BY CHRIST
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Boston Bruins head coach, Jim Montgomery, is voicing discontent regarding forward James Van Riemsdyk's recent play.

Van Riemsdyk's goal-scoring slump has eroded the coaching staff's confidence in him.

Despite his extensive NHL background, Van Riemsdyk has been repeatedly sidelined in recent matches.

His limited impact has sparked doubts about his suitability in the Bruins' roster, particularly in the absence of veteran figures such as Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Many had speculated that JVR could fill their shoes.


Looking like van Riemsdyk headed for the scratch


As the playoffs draw near and the Bruins have already clinched a berth, the coaching staff continues to exhibit reluctance in relying on Van Riemsdyk. Consequently, there's conjecture that recently acquired forward Pat Maroon might replace him in the lineup for the impending NHL playoffs.

As the regular season nears its conclusion, the Bruins confront challenging choices regarding their roster, with Van Riemsdyk's status with the team uncertain.

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