Flyers' James van Riemsdyk out 5-6 weeks with lower-body injury

James van Riemsdyk will be missing in action for at least the next month.

The Flyers on Monday announced the veteran forward will miss five to six weeks with a lower-body injury suffered in Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Avalanche.

Van Riemsdyk was injured early in the first period of Saturday’s game and did not return. He previously appeared in four preseason games, averaging a point per game with a goal and three assists.

Van Riemsdyk, 29, signed a five-year deal with Philadelphia on the first day of free agency this season.

The Flyers are slated to host the Sharks for their home opener Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.