Coach Peter Laviolette says it might be "a little harsh" to say that James van Riemsdyk has been pretty much invisible lately for the Flyers.

Yet there's no denying that JVR doesn't seem to be the same player on the ice since coming back from an abdominal injury in early December.

Two assists in eight games is proof enough of that. In the previous four games before his injury, the left wing had two goals.