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Briere to make season debut for Flyers tonight

Jan 26, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Flyers have made the game-time decision for Danny Briere to play in tonight’s contest against the Panthers in Florida.

The 35-year-old forward missed the first four games of this season with a hairline fracture in his wrist. He suffered the injury while playing in Germany alongside teammate Claude Giroux.

As you probably know, the Flyers have been dealing with some serious injury headaches lately, so this comes as a breath of fresh air. Scott Hartnell‘s foot issue has him out anywhere from one to two months while Andrej Meszaros is sidelined with a shoulder ailment.

Briere isn’t the only returnee to the Flyers lineup tonight. Brayden Schenn returns from his one-game suspension while Mike Knuble enters the first night of his second stint with the organization.

Briere scored 16 goals and 49 points in 70 games for Philly last season.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jan 26, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Is just me or does it seem jovanowski has been around forever ?

  2. phillyphannn83 - Jan 26, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Great start too, Flyguys up 2-0 7:00 in. Briere already has an assist and Giroux, our CAPTAIN, has 2.

  3. phillyphannn83 - Jan 26, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Of more importance is the fact that Bryz is looking like the goalie we brought him here to be. The whole season really hinges on him, and to some extent his ability to avoid the bears in the woods.

  4. phillyphannn83 - Jan 26, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    3 goals on 9 shots in the first. where’s all the hens fans saying Flyers can’t score?

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Jan 26, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      Don’t encourage the fanboy brigade phannn. Lets just relish the fact that our team is starting to click like we all knew they would once they shook off the rust. G and Read are looking good tonight and nice goal by Mcginn.

  5. broadstbully33 - Jan 26, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Bryz looks really good. Almost effortless and very calm in in the crease.

  6. phillyphannn83 - Jan 26, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Its nice to rub it back in their faces once in a while though. The silence from them is deafening.

    As for the game, Florida is really bad and Bryz was a brick wall. The injuries definitely effected Florida more than us as our depth was evident. It was great to get Danny back and Rusty proved a 40 yr old can still get it done. Tye McGinn looks like an absolute steal while Laughton could use some time with the Phantoms. He hasn’t been bad he’s just looking like a body out there and that’s not going to help us. Team is definitely gelling. Amazing what happens when you’re not getting all the bad bounces.

    Good week for Philly sports. Flyers win 2 straight and knock off the Rangers, Nova knocks off two Top 5 teams back-to-back, and the 6ers destroyed the Knicks today.

  7. phillyphannn83 - Jan 26, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    I forgot to mention LaSalle knocked off two wins in a row against ranked opponents as well, beating Butler and VCU back-to-back.

  8. valoisvipers - Jan 27, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Nice to hear some positive comments by Flyer fans about Bryz.

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