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R.J. Umberger | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
College: Ohio State
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R.J. Umberger (lower body) is expected to practice on Thursday.
Umberger is still not likely to play on Friday or Saturday. He has four assists in 11 contests in 2015-16. Nov 25 - 1:05 PM

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The Philadelphia Flyers have placed R.J. Umberger on injured reserve.

The 33-year-old has already missed two games and he will miss even more. He has four assists in 11 games this season.
Nov 14 - 5:36 PM

R.J. Umberger's undisclosed injury is a lower-body issue.

That doesn't tell us much, but it's better than nothing. Umberger is expected to be out for a week or two.
Nov 12 - 11:15 AM

R.J. Umberger (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday against Colorado.

Vincent Lecavalier will skate on the third line in Umberger's place.
Nov 10 - 2:39 PM

R.J. Umberger will suit up in Wednesday's game against Boston.

He was a healthy scratch Tuesday after recovering from an upper-body injury. Umberger will play instead of Sam Gagner.
Oct 21 - 1:29 PM

R.J. Umberger has recovered from his upper-body injury.

Umberger is instead expected to be listed as a healthy scratch on Tuesday. Sam Gagner has stepped up in Umberger's absence and the Flyers have won their last two contests, so it would be understandable if Umberger doesn't play.
Oct 20 - 9:14 AM

R.J. Umberger feels ready to return from an upper-body injury.

However, it doesn't look like he will play Tuesday night against Dallas. Umberger skated with the extras during Monday's practice after he was on the fourth line during sessions on Friday and Sunday.
Oct 19 - 2:30 PM

R.J. Umberger (upper body) took part in Sunday's practice.

Umberger remains questionable for Tuesday's contest. He has no goals and two assists in two games this season.
Oct 19 - 10:50 AM

R.J. Umberger (upper body) has not scored a goal in his last 20 NHL games.

The streak goes back to last season and if Umberger is able to go, then he will try to stem the tide. He had only nine goals and 15 points in 67 games last season so his fantasy value is at an all-time low.
Oct 18 - 8:49 AM

R.J. Umberger (upper body) was back at practice on Friday.

He has missed the last two games due to injury, but could be ready for next Tuesday's game versus the Dallas Stars. Umberger has two assists in two games this year.
Oct 16 - 4:06 PM

R.J. Umberger (upper body) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice.

Umberger missed Monday's game due to the ailment. He's being regarded as day-to-day. If he can't return on Wednesday, then Sam Gagner will likely stay in the lineup.
Oct 13 - 1:18 PM

R.J. Umberger is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

He won't play Monday night against Florida and Sam Gagner will take his place in the lineup.
Oct 12 - 11:34 AM

R.J. Umberger pitched in two assists in the Flyers' season opening loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

Umberger scored just 15 points in 67 games last season, and though he should top that total, he should not be relied upon to garner more than 35 points.
Oct 8 - 10:23 PM

Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that GM Ron Hextall is looking to trade R.J. Umberger, Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn.

While it could be tough to deal any of them at this time, trade talks should start up in the next week or so as teams get down to their 23 man squads. Umberger was dealt from Columbus 15 months ago for Scott Hartnell in a trade that the Flyers have to regret. Umberger had nine goals and 15 points in 67 games before undergoing surgery to repair hip and abdominal muscle issues. He has no fantasy value at this time.
Sep 27 - 8:54 AM

R.J. Umberger feels good after his 2014-15 campaign was cut off due to hip and abdominal problems that led to surgery.

"I feel like a different person," said Umberger. "It's refreshing. It was a great offseason for me to get healthy. It's been a long time since I felt like this." He had health problems dating back to the summer of 2014 and went on to record just nine goals and 15 points in 67 contests last season. Now that he's feeling good, he'll be looking to bounce back.
Sep 15 - 9:57 AM

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6Vincent Lecavalier
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