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Briere day-to-day with upper body injury, out tonight vs. Pittsburgh

Mar 24, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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The Flyers are going to be a bit shorthanded when they face their cross-state rivals in Pittsburgh tonight.

Philly GM Paul Holmgren said Danny Briere is day-to-day with an upper body injury suffered yesterday in practice and will be out of tonight’s game. Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post says it’s likely Harry Zolnierczyk will draw into the lineup to replace him. Mike Knuble is also a possibility.

Briere has battled injury problems over the last few years, but he’s missed just four games this season for the Flyers. That said, his production is down with just five goals and eight assists this season. His 13 points put him 18 behind team leader Jakub Voracek. With the Flyers pushing to make the playoffs, losing anyone producing points is an unnecessary blow.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 24, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Iam here in Pitt for tonights game and so far I have gone up a hillside on a cable car and ate a sandwich with french fries on it while walking though a historic cemetery a total bore gore ! This gets my attention though he’s been traded he just hasn’t realized yet ! Marty Broduer has more goals then he does in the last month and marty was out for two weeks ! I expect the trade to be announced before tonights game time ! For some real excitement I think I’ll come down coal hill in my eigglesnosuperbows jersey drinking a 40 of iron city ! Can’t wait for a big flyers win and a sign that reads Pa turnpike east !

    • friedberg7 - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      You know you are from Philly if you drink 40s.

    • upyoursnfu - Mar 24, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      Win? What win?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 24, 2013 at 10:11 PM

        Yeah the flyers can’t count on late power play time like the Pens the hooking call to make it a five on three was bogus and you know it !

  2. orangandblack - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Who cares, he’s been useless

    • President Charles Logan - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      yeah he’s been really useless come playoff time huh, dont comment anymore and just shut up stupid.

      • orangandblack - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:34 PM

        Is it a good idea to keep a “playoff performer” around for a large cap hit, on a team not in position to make the playoffs? Makes a lot of sense….seems like you’re the idiot who needs to pull up his pants and walk away from Momma’s computer before you ruin another keyboard

      • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        He’s clearly talking about this season, we all know about his playoff escapades, but he’s been nonexistent almost all year. That comment has nothing to do with his playoff performance so calm down.

      • DonkeyStick - Mar 24, 2013 at 5:13 PM

        Let me know how he does in the playoffs this year.

    • President Charles Logan - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      If by slim chance they even make the playoffs you can count on Briere to be worth the money! he’s proven it every year he’s been a Flyer . I do know about the cap hit but to call the guy “useless” is laughable at best kid.

      • DonkeyStick - Mar 24, 2013 at 5:16 PM

        If he had been anything other than “useless” all year then they would be in the playoff hunt correct? So I have to agree with the “useless” comment and say NO he’s not worth the money at this point.

  3. hockeyfan28 - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Wonder if his day to day upper body injury is a way of saying he’s benched and where going to see if that makes a difference and if it doesn’t he’ll be cleared to play by Tuesday

  4. puckmepuckyou - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    His no movement clause applies on ice too apparently

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