Blackhawks’ van Riemsdyk has surgery

Chicago, IL ( – Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Trevor
van Riemsdyk underwent surgery to repair a left patella fracture, the team
announced Thursday.

Van Riemsdyk, 23, is expected to make a full recovery in three to four months.
He was injured when he was hit in the left leg by a shot against the Dallas
Stars on Sunday. The team placed him on long-term injured reserve Monday.

The younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk has one
assist in 18 games this season.