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Patrick Maroon could potentially take James Van Riemsdyk's spot

Published April 4, 2024 at 11:18

In anticipation of the Boston Bruins' playoff charge, there are lingering uncertainties regarding the veteran winger James van Riemsdyk's position in the lineup.

Even after reaching the milestone of 1,000 games played, van Riemsdyk encountered hurdles caused by an illness in early March, which kept him out until the recent 3-0 victory against the Nashville Predators. Only registering one assist in his past ten games, worries emerge regarding his impact.

Recognizing his recent difficulties, van Riemsdyk voiced his commitment to raising his performance level for the playoffs.

Nevertheless, his erratic form presents a challenge for the Bruins. Coach Jim Montgomery stressed the importance of van Riemsdyk rediscovering his prior effectiveness, emphasizing execution and contributions across all facets of the game.

"I guess what he was doing earlier in the year when he was on top of pucks, he was executing in all three zones and making things happen."

Montgomery remarked when questioned about what JVR must do to retain his spot in the lineup.

As the Bruins prepare for the playoffs, van Riemsdyk's performance continues to be closely observed.

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Patrick Maroon could potentially take James Van Riemsdyk's spot

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