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James van Riemsdyk
Apr 4: Van Riemsdyk scored the Leafs' only goal in Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to Boston. He now has a goal in each of his last two games and five points (two goals, three assists) in his last four games. He's actually warming up a bit, so roll the dice and see what the last few games give you. He has the talent and might actually be trying to demonstrate his future value to Leafs' brass.

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Mar 28: Van Riemsdyk had three assists in Saturday's overtime victory over the Senators. They were his first assists in nine games. He has six points in his last 10 games, but sadly, they are bunched into chunks. The dry spells in between make him a tough activation, especially in head-to-head formats where owners are in playoff mode.

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Mar 9: Van Riemsdyk collected a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders. Van Reimsdyk has been very streaky of late, having just snapped a five game pointless streak that followed a seven game stretch off the score sheet. The 25-year-old still has a respectable 48 points, but his inconsistency and poor minus-25 rating make it hard to roll him every night.

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Feb 21: Van Riemsdyk scored his first goal in 11 games in Saturday's 4-3 OT win over Winnipeg. The goal was the game winner. He has just three goals and two assists in his last 18 games -- it's hard to be colder than that. He's worthy of a fantasy benching -- you can't keep rolling that kind of anchor.

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Feb 18: Van Riemsdyk recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Panthers. It's the first point of February for van Riemsdyk, who had been held off the score sheet for the previous seven games. To make matters worse, he had gone minus-6 during that stretch, dropping him to minus-23 for the season. His scoring should start to gradually turn around, but with the Leafs seemingly packing it in for 2014-15, van Riemsdyk no longer looks like the breakout candidate many believed he would be heading into the season. In shallower or mid-sized formats, it might be wise to bench him until his production starts to turn around.

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Jan 28: Van Riemsdyk scored the Leafs' only goal in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Devils. He scored in the Leafs' last game before the All-Star break and now again in the first one after. This game, he fired a whopping eight shots on net. It's a great sign for both JVR and the Leafs. Use him. We think he's back in the saddle.

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Jan 20: Van Riemsdyk attempted five shots on goal in Monday's loss to the Hurricanes, but was a dreadful minus-4 over his 21:29 of ice time. The Leafs' 1-8 month of January has been to the great detriment of van Riemsdyk, who has produced an ugly minus-14 rating for the month. His value has been further drained by his failure to produce a point in five straight games, representing his longest drought of the season. Per TSN's Jonas Siegel, interim coach Pete Horachek plans on breaking up the line of van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak, and Phil Kessel for Wednesday's game in Ottawa, with the hope that it will light a fire under the team's struggling stars.

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Jan 14: Van Riemsdyk (illness) suited up for Wednesday's game, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports. Van Riemsdyk sat out the Maple Leafs' morning skate, but he was able to take the ice Wednesday night without missing any action.

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Jan 14: Van Riemsdyk missed Wednesday's morning skate after feeling under the weather, TSN's Darren Dreger reports. Interim coach Peter Horachek indicated afterward that the winger "should be available" for the game later in the evening against the Ducks. Horachek's words seem to provide optimism that van Riemsdyk's illness isn't anything that will cost him any action, but fantasy owners will want to stay briefed on his status prior to Wednesday's game. Look for his availability to be officially confirmed during pregame warmups, which begin a half hour before the 10:00 p.m. ET scheduled start time for the game.

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Jan 10: Van Riemsdyk scored twice, had an assist and fired a season-high eight shots on goal in Friday's win over Columbus. Can't stop, won't stop. JVR is a man on a mission this season. The 25-year-old now has five goals and 11 points in his last eight games, giving him 40 points in 42 games on the season. His 19 goals are eighth-most in the league, while his 137 shots on goal are 10th-most in the NHL. On pace for 37 goals and 80 points, JVR is a must-start every game. You miss me, Philly?

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Jan 3: Van Riemsdyk picked up an assist Saturday to stretch his current streak to three games and three points (one goal, two assists). He now has eight points in his last six games. He's actually been rolling hard in his last 18 games -- he has 20 points, including eight goals, in that span. You know what to do.

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Dec 28: Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Panthers. That makes five points (two goals, three assists) in his last two games and 17, including seven goals, in his last 14. He's picked up his pace -- his first 17 points came in 22 games. Ride this roll as long as you can.

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Dec 23: Van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists to lead the Leafs to a 4-0 win over the Stars on Tuesday night. He set up the winner in the first minute of the game and then scored on a breakaway in the second. He also picked up a helper on the empty netter that sealed the game. He has 11 points, including five goals, in his last nine games. You know what to do.

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Dec 17: Van Riemsdyk collected two assists in Tuesday's 6-2 trouncing of the Ducks. Van Riemsdyk has been a central figure in the Leafs' six-game winning streak, providing at least one point in all but the first of those contests. With 13 goals and 15 assists over 31 games, van Riemsdyk is on his way to besting the career-best marks he set in both categories just last season.

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Dec 14: Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal Sunday in a 4-3 shootout win over Los Angeles. The goal stretched his current point streak to four games and five points, including three goals.

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Dec 13: Van Riemsdyk extended his current point streak to three games and four points, including two goals, after he notched a power-play goal in Saturday's win over the Red Wings. He has 10 points in his last 10 games, and 25 points in 29 games. This could well be JvR's first near-point-per-game year. Be sure to take full advantage.

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Dec 10: Van Riemsdyk picked up an assist in Wednesday's win over Detroit. He has three points in his last two games and seven in his lasts six. He's had a great season so far and his 25 points (28 games) put him in a tie with Tyler Bozak for second on the Leafs. Make sure you're rolling him.

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Dec 9: Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's win over the Flames. The goal stood up as the game winner. He has six points in his last five games and he's been consistent -- he's only been held off the score sheet once in that span. He's actually on a career pace this season despite the top line seeing less ice than in past years. Roll him with confidence.

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Nov 20: Van Riemsdyk scored twice on five shots on net in Toronto's 5-2 win over Tampa on Thursday night. One of the goals came on the power play. He has six points in his last five game and 11 (five goals, six assists) in 10 games this month. He's really heating up after potting just six points in his first 10 games this season. Make sure you've got him active.

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Nov 12: Van Riemsdyk scored a goal and added two assists in Wednesday's win over the Bruins. His point streak now stands at six games and eight points, including three goals. The goal and one of the assists came on the power play. And five of those eight points have come with the man advantage. He's finally starting to bring his A game to the ice. Roll him with confidence.

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Nov 1: Van Riemsdyk scored an unassisted goal in Saturday's win over Chicago. He can be flat-out dominant, but this sporadic production (four points in his last seven games) leaves a bit of a sour taste. He's still getting goals, but his current pace would deliver him about 52 points. We need more (despite his mid-30s goal pace).

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Oct 31: Van Riemsdyk went to the locker room earlier in the game, but returned for the third period, Jonas Siegel of TSN.CA reports. Luckily for fantasy owners, Van Riemsdyk seems to be fine.

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Oct 31: Van Riemsdyk went to the locker room after an awkward collision with Jared Boll on Friday, Jonas Siegel of TSN.CA reports. Hopefully Van Riemsdyk's injury isn't serious. The team should shed some light on his status in the coming days.

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Oct 22: Van Riemsdyk and the Maple Leafs will not play Wednesday after their scheduled game against the Senators was postponed in light of the ongoing crisis in Ottawa, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Multiple gunmen reportedly fired shots Wednesday morning in the downtown area of the Canadian capital, with one shooter dead and possibly one or more still at large. With several government buildings on lockdown, safety will understandably take greater precedence than proceeding with the game as scheduled. The NHL has yet to announce a make-up date for the postponed contest.

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Oct 21: Van Riemsdyk scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's win over the Islanders. He also picked up a minor penalty, finished at plus-2 and laid two hits. Nice line for JVR, but his season has gotten off to a bit of sluggish start. He has five points, including three goals, in seven games, but those points have been bunched into three games. He and Phil Kessel are (so far) engaged in a bit of an all-or-nothing approach and that makes him a sketchy start in daily play.

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Oct 14: Van Riemsdyk opened the scoring in Tuesday's overtime win over the Avalanche. He now has a goal in each of his last two games. After a quiet start to the season, JVR and his side kick Phil Kessel appear loaded for bear these last couple of days and that always spells fantasy goodness for owners. Enjoy the ride.

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Oct 12: Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist in the Leafs' 6-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday. The goal, his first of the season, came shorthanded as part of the Leafs' five-goal assault in the second period. After last season's career year, reaching both the 30 goal and assist mark for the first time in his career, he looks poised to build on those marks in the 2014-15 season.

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Oct 6: Van Riemsdyk had a strong preseason, finishing with four goals and three assists in five games played. The 25-year-old winger is coming off a season in which he tallied career-bests in goals and assists, with similar offensive production likely headed his way again. JVR is set to play on Toronto's first line with Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel, as well as the top power-play unit, for the Maple Leafs.

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