James van Riemsdyk will not have surgery to repair a torn labrum in hip, the team announced on Friday.
The Philadelhpia Flyers forward was originally scheduled to have surgery in May, but GM Paul Holmgren confirmed surgery is not necessary.
“After consultation with various doctors regarding James’ hip injury, we have come to the conclusion that surgery is not necessary,” Holmgren said in a statement on Friday. “We will treat James hip with alternative therapies and non-surgical procedures. It is expected that James will be 100 per cent well before training camp begins.”
The 23-year-old only played 43 games in 2011-12 where he posted 11 goals, 13 assists and a minus-1 rating.
The second-overall pick in the 2007 draft has 47 goals and 52 assists in 196 career games with the Flyers.