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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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R.J. Umberger could be a healthy scratch Monday against Boston.
He hasn't scored a goal in his last 48 games and he hasn't found the back of the net in 30 outings this season. If he sits then Jordan Weal will play in his place. Jan 25 - 3:01 PM

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R.J. Umberger's goal scoring drought is getting to him.

Umberger hasn't found the back of the net in 40 consecutive games, including 22 this season. "It's frustrating. If I think about it, it makes me sick to my stomach," said Umberger. "It's not for a lack of trying or wanting to score goals. I've scored goals my entire career - scored a lot of goals - and you never dream you'll ever go through a spell like this." Umberger's second stint in Philadelphia has been a disaster. Through 89 games with the Flyers, he has just 20 points.
Jan 4 - 6:34 AM

R.J. Umberger has yet to score in 21 games this season.

It's a horrible slump and it actually goes back to last season when he didn't score in his last 18 games. So he has gone 39 games without a goal and the deal in the summer of 2014 for Scott Hartnell sure looks bad for the Flyers.
Jan 2 - 10:49 AM

The Flyers have activated forwards R.J. Umberger from injured reserve.

Umberger isn't a recommended add in fantasy with just four points in 11 games. Ryan White was also activated from IR, while Nick Cousins and Colin McDonald were sent to the AHL.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 01:34:00 PM

R.J. Umberger (foot) is feeling good and taking contact in practices.

Umberger might be ready to return, but he remains on the injured reserve list. Even if the Flyers activate him, he might be scratched anyways. Philadelphia has won three straight games, so coach Dave Hakstol is unlikely to alter his lineup.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 11:23:00 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 01:05:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 05:36:00 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.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 11:15:00 AM

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

Vincent Lecavalier will skate on the third line in Umberger's place.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 02:39:00 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.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 01:29:00 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.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 09:14:00 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.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 02:30:00 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.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 10:50:00 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.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 08:49:00 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.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 04:06:00 PM

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
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Evgeny Medvedev
5Radko Gudas
6Shayne Gostisbehere
7Brandon Manning
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz