After missing 19 games because of a broken foot, James van Riemsdyk returned to the Flyers' lineup for Game 5. He just probably would have preferred a better outcome. "Definitely a little disappointed," van Riemsdyk said after the Flyers' 3-2 loss. "We let our foot off the gas there a little bit and it's a team like that if you don't play a full 60, it comes back to bite you." Van Riemsdyk broke his left foot March 1 blocking a shot by New York Islander Milan Jurcina. He'd been practicing with the team for only a few days, but had been skating on his own a while. His return Friday night was sooner than expected, though, and he was clearly not the player he was last postseason, when he was the best on the ice through most of the Flyers' two series. He played just 7:31 Friday night, had no shots and was credited with one hit. He didn't want to talk about it, though. "It's not about me at this time, it's about the team," van Riemsdyk said. "And we've got to be better next game, and we'll respond."
JVR returns to Flyers' lineup
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