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James van Riemsdyk: Hip Surgery on Tap

Update: van Riemsdyk will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, reports the Associated Press.

Recommendation: His recovery time is expected to be six weeks. Injuries limited him to just 43 games during the regular season because of three separate injuries -- groin, concussion and foot surgery -- and he heard his name tossed around in trade rumors. He's a beast when healthy. But despite his tender years (23), he's quickly gaining a reputation for being injury prone. He may ultimately be nothing more than just another Ryan Malone -- typically better on the ice than in fantasy, and guaranteed to miss 15-20 games (or thereabouts) every year.

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