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JVR's recent lack of scoring may result in him being sidelined

Published April 10, 2024 at 7:53 PM
BY CHRIST
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The Boston Bruins are confronted with a challenging choice as seasoned forward JVR persists in encountering difficulties on the ice.

Having recorded a bleak scorecard of zero goals, zero assists, and zero points in 18 out of his last 19 games, his dry spell is quite alarming. Despite accumulating 38 points in 70 games this season, his current performance is disconcerting, particularly with the playoffs on the horizon.

Should JVR not regain his form promptly, the Bruins might find themselves compelled to sideline him, favoring newer options to strengthen their roster.

JVR now 0-0--0 in 18 of his last 19 games.




With the playoffs drawing near, sentimentality holds minimal sway for the Bruins as they pursue success.

During the 2023 NHL Offseason, the Boston Bruins inked James van Riemsdyk to a one-year, $1 million deal. By and large, this signing can be deemed successful, given JVR's impactful contributions. Over 70 games, the native of New Jersey has notched 11 goals, accumulated 38 points, and maintained a plus-7 rating.

Nevertheless, as the season progressed, the veteran winger's offensive output waned. March proved to be a particularly challenging month for van Riemsdyk, as he grappled with a prolonged illness that inevitably affected his performance and stamina. However, his decline in offensive production was evident even before falling ill.

Source Bruins insider: JVR's recent drought could lead to him being benched in the playoffs
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