Official: Trevor vanRiemsdyk To Miss 3-4 Months

From the Blackhawks statement about rookie defenseman Trevor vanRiemsdyk’s injury on Wednesday morning:

Trevor van Riemsdyk suffered a left patella fracture after taking a shot to the left knee in Sunday’s game against Dallas. He will undergo surgical repair of the fracture tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 20. We anticipate a full recovery in three to four months and look forward to his return.

21 thoughts on “Official: Trevor vanRiemsdyk To Miss 3-4 Months

  1. Tough blow. Kid has a spot waiting for him though. On the positive side, this will give the Hawks a chance to sift through the plethora of D prospects and maybe find a keeper or at least boost their trade value.

  2. Q wasn’t kidding when he said he was hurt pretty bad. Kneecap Injuries and surgeries are excruciatingly painful, lots of cartilage and soft tissue involved. Bill Mueller never really came back to form after his patella injury, although he was nearing the end of his career, and TVR is a young kid. Of course every injury and body is different, best wishes for a speedy and full recovery, but these are going to be some of the most painful days and months of this kid’s life, in my experience 3 to 4 months is not a conservative estimate.

  3. Morin needs to go. He has been a steady, offensive threat throughout his published- statistics hockey career. Sharp injured, one would think insert him into that slot and judge from there? Ahhhhhhh, no. Let’s play him intermittently on 4th line or allow him to rot in press box. Bowman secures him (& Leddy), one gone for scraps, the other one given no chance to exhibit abilities like Tofolli & Pearson on Kings. Boston has given young forwards regular, substantive shifts, and they have performed as well. There are lots of teams that need scoring, trade him for a draft pick, open up the $800k, and be done w/ it. The window to trade Sharp for maximum return (and $5.9M in salary cap availability) was last summer. Q’s comments over the summer re: “Mo’s gonna get his chance” plain hogwash.

  4. Iceman….ummm wrong article?? I suppose everybody was partially right when speculating the injury. It wasnt an ankle, and it wasnt an acl. But he does have a fracture and will have knee surgery. Everybody wins….well not really. TvR is still probably done for the year as far as in a Hawks sweater. Most likely go down and help the Hogs

  5. The replacement of TVR has been blogged voluminously and obsessively; it’s not like Keith or Seabrook out for that long. Everyone’s thoughts on it are on the record. Just changing the subject. :)

  6. I had this injury occur to me in 1994 while reffing a game at Culver Military Academy. This is an awful injury because the knee cap is so brittle, it crumbles like a cookie. The pain is terrible and the rehab is worse. I hate to say it but he is done for the year, in my opinion. I HOPE he is back for the playoffs, but he would have been better off with an ACL injury or broken leg. The kid is a good player, too.

  7. There are all kinds of variations of cap injuries. I had my cap fractured during a game in college and was back in game at 12 weeks. My fracture was horizontal and clean, but not separated so surgery was not needed. Was in a cast for 8 weeks then rehabbed for a month. If TVR’s cap exploded then I agree it could be a long time. But if the surgery was to join a clean break and bring two pieces back together, the pain shouldn’t be so bad, and he will be fine in four months.

    Ernie, I agree, he will finish the year in Rockford.

  8. I fractured my knee cap while in 8th grade by sliding knee first into a cinder block wall. At the time, I didn’t know it since it was 9 weeks after cartilage surgery. Two year later after another knee surgery, the surgeon tells me that I had fractured the knee cap at some point and it healed itself. Ahh, to be young again!

  9. The most important improvement coming into this season was better team defense. That has been a huge success, for several reasons. One of the reasons is the fine play from TvR who had been getting more and more ice time as the season went along. While the loss of TvR is not as significant as it would have been if any of the top-4 d-men had been lost – it is significant unless his replacement can play as well for 15+ minutes per game because if not, the impact may not be immediate but the increased ice time for the top-4 could have a long term deleterious effect.

  10. Reports from practice say:
    Clendening worked with both Rundblad and Rosival…..looks like long nights for the top 2 pairs if the game is close.

    Nordy worked on the 4th line with Krugs and Smith. Carcillo on the 3d line with Shaw and Versteeg. Saad bumped up with 19 and 81. Richards centering the second line. Morin looks like the odd man out, at least for tonight.

  11. Saad with Toews and Hossa…very good…Richards on second line, about time and overdue, gotta be good for Kane, ….Carcillo with Versteeg and Shaw got to be a real create havoc line …Nordstrom with Kruger and Smith sounds pretty effective as well…liking all these lines a lot….we will be in tough against the surging and red hot Flames….got to beat them if just because of B. Burke….really liking those lines.

  12. Tonite’s game… will be interesting… last game- Hawks did the “ring around the rosey”- out shot Flames by HUGE margin- but mostly soft/perimeter stuff… lost 2-1…

    Flames were content to stack/zone between the goal and circles… and block a crap load of shots…no Rebounds cuz to bodies there.

    I feel like it will be a similar game- unless Hawks can some how turn up speed/break outs from own zone… OR get some lucky deflections to go in… Key will be to get ahead… which may force Flames to play more offense- which could lead to some transition for Hawks…

  13. Morning skate lines as follows.
    20-19-81
    23-91-88
    29-28-11
    13-16-42

    No Shaw, scratched tonight. “Upper body.” Probably hurt his fist on Roussel’s face.

  14. Smith & Morin should be going all out on that 3rd line…hopefully that lights a fire under Bickell’s backside to show the same type of intensity tonight (and going forward)….but I’m looking for those first two lines to each light the lamp at some point tonight, hopefully they click and Q can just at least let those top 2 lines be for a while to get comfortable.

  15. Mumps. Corey Perry had it. Beauchemin had it, as well as Brodin, Scandella,and Ballard in Minnesota. Folin had the same symptoms, but tested negative. The Blues had it go through their locker room earlier in the year. Both teams think it came from California. Both Perry and Beauchemin had been vaccinated, but never got a booster.

  16. The Wild also had said linesman Steve Miller had mumps like symptoms… so hopefully that doesn’t come in the Hawks locker room. Or hopefully the team was proactive enough to get boosters.

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