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Flyers GM admits Briere’s wrist injury is a “bit of a concern”

Jan 7, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

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Daniel Briere put up some eye-popping numbers riding shotgun with Claude Giroux in Berlin, but like his talented younger teammate, he came home with an injury of unclear severity.

While Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said he doesn’t think Briere’s wrist issue is serious, he did tell’s Tim Panaccio that the forward’s presence in the team’s opening game is up to question.

Danny Briere is a little bit of a concern,” Holmgren said. “We’ll get the information on that over the next few days.”

Holmgren believes team doctors will get to the bottom of it.

“I don’t know for sure,” Holmgren said. “We’ll see in the next few days once our doctors get their hands on him. I don’t think it’s serious, but we’ll see. The fact that Danny was playing probably was good. Missing a little bit of time isn’t that big of a deal.”

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Philly looks like a team that will limp a bit into the abbreviated campaign, with Briere joining Andrej Meszaros* as Flyers who might miss at least the season-opener.

Again, though, the early read is that it shouldn’t be a major concern.

* – And Chris Pronger, if you still consider him a possibility despite his career-threatening concussion issues.

  1. steelers88 - Jan 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM


    • hockeyflow33 - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:52 AM

      I’ll never understand the stupidity of wanting star players to get injured. The league is always better with these guys playing no matter what team they’re on.

      • rtrmusic - Jan 8, 2013 at 11:04 AM

        Since when is Briere considered a “STAR” player?!?!?!?!

      • rtrmusic - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:41 PM

        Don’t get me wrong Briere is a good player, but he’s far from Star status.

      • rtrmusic - Jan 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

        Hmmm interesting you never Hear Briere’s name along with other STAR players; Giroux, Taveres, RNH, Towes, Benn, Malkin, Crosby, Kesler, Sedins, etc.

  2. Buford T Justice - Jan 7, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Briere is money in the Playoffs … regular season , not a problem if he rests up and misses a few games

  3. isithockeyseasonyet - Jan 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Are you really laughing at someone being injured? Hate the flyers or whoever all you want but just remember, karma is a b

  4. sportsfan69 - Jan 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    (Philadelphia Flyers) No Goaltender + No Defensemen + A Couple of Great Scorers = Nothing in the playoffs

    • Buford T Justice - Jan 7, 2013 at 10:21 PM

      As a neutral observer…. you know nothing about this sport , stick to your gay rights speeches sportsfan69

  5. philly4lyfe - Jan 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    its quite alright, we’ll get the last laugh both literally and figuratively when cindys brains turn into the equivalent of scrambled eggs.

    • somekat - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:12 AM

      He’s the only cadidate I see besides Bryzgalov. Everyone else on the Flyers roster (outside of Pronger) is signed for a reasonable salary

      • somekat - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:13 AM

        ha, replied to wrong post

  6. heshutziscores - Jan 7, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Looks like a potential amnesty candidate this summer

  7. markcycy - Jan 7, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Our d is what should be concerning to holmgren

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:53 AM

      Our D won’t be drastically different from last year (after Pronger was lost). Which I guess isn’t necessarily good, but it could be worse. The only major change was Luke Schenn taking the place of Matt Carle. Schenn struggled last season but Carle wasn’t very good in his own zone anyway. So you trade Carles offensive prowess for Schenn’s stability in front of the net, and the result is probably more beneficial for Bryz. After all, once we acquired Grossman, another crease-clearer, Bryz went on his hot streak. A lot hinges on the health of Meszaros and the development of Bourdon or Gustafsson. I have faith in Holmgren to acquire a vet on the back end at some point during the season.

      • hartsy19 - Jan 8, 2013 at 7:39 AM

        Well said… I think you summed up our defensive woes pretty well. Our top 4 is good enough to survive, it’ll be interesting to see who earns the 5th/6th D spots.

  8. rtrmusic - Jan 8, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    That’s what he gets for constantly jerking off Giroux!

    • macjacmccoy - Jan 8, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      IM a Flyers fan and I gotta say…………… maybe.

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