JVR Delaying Surgery Could Be Delaying His Trade, Says Howard Eskin

JVR Delaying Surgery Could Be Delaying His Trade, Says Howard Eskin
June 11, 2012, 7:08 am
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NBC10's Howard Eskin reported over the weekend that James van Riemsdyk has been holding up having surgery performed on his torn labrum and that this delay in turn could be holding up a potential trade of the Flyers' forward to Columbus for Rick Nash, a player long rumored to be on Homer's wishlist.

Quite the bizarre story but nothing should surprise you during the Flyers offseason these days.

Do you buy it? Would you be upset if the Flyers sent JVR packing? He's been one of the more polarizing figures on this team, stepping up huge in the postseason two years back and flashing moments like that this season mixed in with plenty of lackluster efforts.

>>Report: JVR's delaying surgery holding up trade [CSN]

2 be clear on what I reported on Sports Final @NBCPhiladelphia sun night. Flyers JVR delaying having surgery torn labrum. Could holdup trade

— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) June 11, 2012

To continue Flyers like Rick Nash and a "possible" trade really can't happen until JVR is 100 percent. JVR delaying surgery on torn Labrum

— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) June 11, 2012

CSN's Sarah Baicker got Paul Holmgren to answer a question regarding this report:

Paul Holmgren says JVR's surgery is delayed b/c of an infection in JVR's foot. All other speculation is "way off base," Holmgren says.

— Sarah Baicker (@sbaickerCSN) June 11, 2012

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