The Philadelphia Flyers would like to put together a trade for Columbus Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash. Flyers left wing James van Riemsdyk could be a part of it. However, the 23-year old's decision to delay surgery on his torn labrum is making it difficult for Philly to complete the trade, according to a report by Howard Eskin of 94WIP via CBS Philly.
Eskin reports that some in the Flyers organization think that Van Riemsdyk is intentionally delaying surgery to prevent being traded, and that general manager Paul Holmgren is "furious" that he has not had the operation.
That's not van Riemsdyk's only injury, either. He missed the end of the season with a broken foot as well.
Van Riemsdyk had 11 goals and 13 assists in 42 regular season games this season. He scored a goal and had an assist in seven postseason games as well.