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R.J. Umberger | Winger | #20

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (16) / VAN
Contract: view contract details

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RJ Umberger expects to be bought out by the Flyers this summer.
The 33-year-old Umberger has one season left at $4.6M on the docket. Simply put, he's been a major disappointment for Philadelphia since being swapped for a second stint. In 106 combined games over the last two seasons, he's posted just 26 points and has missed time mostly as a healthy scratch. Apr 26 - 8:59 PM

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RJ Umberger, Jordan Weal, and Evgeny Medvedev will each be scratched for Game 5 against the Capitals on Friday night.

The trio were a frequent scratch the last couple months of the regular season for the Flyers, and have yet to appear in the playoffs. We would not expect to see them any time soon unless an injury dictates their presence.
Source: Katie Brown
Apr 22 - 6:21 PM

R.J. Umberger and Jordan Weal will be among the regular scratches and Black Aces as the Flyers face off in Game 4 versus Washington Wednesday

Accompanying the pair in the press box are Evgeny Medvedev, Mark Alt and Davis Drewiske. The Black Aces contain Robert Hagg, Samuel Morin, Cole Bardreau, Chris Conner, Taylor Leier, Anthony Stolarz. The only change to the Flyers lineup is in goal with Michal Neuvirth replacing Steve Mason.
Apr 20 - 6:46 PM

R.J. Umberger, Jordan Weal, and Evgeny Medvedev will each be scratched for Game 2 against the Flyers on Saturday night.

Unfortunately there isn't a lick of fantasy value between these three, Umberger has lost his rotation slot to younger and more effective players. Weal and Medvedev meanwhile simply have been unable to crack the lineup consistently.
Source: Katie Brown
Apr 16 - 6:04 PM

R.J. Umberger, Scott Laughton and Jordan Weal will sit out Wednesday's big game against the Detroit Red Wings

Philadelphia is fighting for their playoff lives and will continue to let Umberger sit in the press box with Jordan Weal who hasn't dressed since mid-February, while pointless in 10 games. Laughton hasn't dressed in the past six games.
Apr 6 - 7:58 PM

R.J. Umberger and Evgeny Medvedev will be the scratches Wednesday night against the Blackhawks.

Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said he would go with the same lineup that beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 last game with huge playoff implications in the standings.
Mar 16 - 6:53 PM

RJ Umberger and Evegeny Medvedev will be scratched from Tuesday's match with Detroit.

Tonight marks 13 straight games in the stands for Umberger, who hasn't played since Feb. 20th. Medvedev has played just three times in that span, indicating that neither player has much of a role with the team.
Mar 15 - 6:48 PM

RJ Umberger will be scratched from Saturday's match with Florida.

This will be Umberger's ninth straight game on the pine. He hasn't played since Feb. 20th, and it doesn't appear that'll change any time soon unfortunately.
Mar 12 - 6:04 PM

RJ Umberger and Evegeny Medvedev will be scratched from Friday's match with Tampa Bay.

Umberger has been scratched since Feb. 20th, a span of eight games including tonight. Medvedev has played just twice in that span as well. All of which indicates that neither veteran has much of a role with the Flyers at this time.
Source: Corey Long
Mar 11 - 6:32 PM

RJ Umberger and Evegeny Medvedev will be scratched from Saturday's match with Columbus.

Unfortunately neither boast any fantasy value. Both players have potted 10 points without much else to their stat lines while playing most the season, indicating exactly all you need to know.
Mar 5 - 6:11 PM

R.J. Umberger will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Calgary Flames.

The 33-year-old has just one goal and 10 points in 38 games this season. Brandon Manning will join him in the press box while Jakub Voracek will miss the game due to injury.
Feb 29 - 8:03 PM

RJ Umberger will be scratched from Tuesday's match with Carolina.

With one goal, 10 points, 15 PIMs, and 56 hits through 38 games this season, it would appear that Umberger is no longer much of a fantasy asset.
Feb 23 - 6:19 PM

R.J. Umberger had two assists in Philadelphia's 6-3 victory over New Jersey Tuesday night.

The last time Umberger recorded more than a single point in a game was back on October 8th. This has been a rough campaign for him as he's been limited to nine points in 36 contests.
Feb 17 - 11:31 AM

R.J. Umberger ended a 50-game goal scoring drought on Thursday.

After finally finding the back of the net, Umberger said he made a little prayer towards the hockey gods. "I’ve had slumps in my career, 10, 15 games but that’s just an animal [50 games]," he added. "Guys could sense how tough it’s been on me." We'll see how he does now that he finally has that weight off his shoulders.
Feb 12 - 11:27 AM

R.J. Umberger will draw back into the Flyers' lineup on Thursday.

Umberger has spent five straight games as a healthy scratch. He has no goals and six assists in 32 contests this season.
Feb 11 - 11:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Scott Laughton
4Jordan Weal
5Nick Cousins
LW1Matt Read
2Brayden Schenn
3Michael Raffl
4R.J. Umberger
5Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Sam Gagner
5Ryan White
6Colin McDonald
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Shayne Gostisbehere
4Nick Schultz
5Andrew MacDonald
6Evgeny Medvedev
7Radko Gudas
8Brandon Manning
9Samuel Morin
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth
3Ray Emery