Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren on Monday denied a report that forward James van Riemsdyk has been purposefully delaying a necessary surgery, which is in turn preventing a possible trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In a tweet, NBC's Howard Eskin reported that van Riemsdyk is delaying surgery on a torn labrum, which is holding up a possible trade for Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash. However, according to Holmgren, that's not the case.