James van Riemsdyk Reportedly Delaying Surgery, Trade From Philadelphia Flyers

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 22: James van Riemsdyk #21 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on from the bench against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre on May 22, 2010 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Flyers winger James Van Riemsdyk is delaying surgery on his torn labrum, which is making it difficult to trade him.

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.

For more on the James Van Riemsdyk injury situation and the Philadelphia Flyers visit SB Nation's Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly.

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