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Bad to worse: Daniel Briere out of tonight’s game with injury

Danny Briere, Nicklas Backstrom

Philadelphia Flyers’ Danny Briere (48) brings the puck into the offensive zone as Washington Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom, rear, pursues during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Philadelphia. The Capitals won 5-2. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)


The Flyers didn’t need to have any more bad news with how things have been going lately, but that’s what they’ve got. Daniel Briere will be out of tonight’s game against Carolina thanks to an upper body injury and he’s listed as day-to-day. Aren’t we all, though?

The Flyers are already dealing with a goalie that feels “lost in the woods” and an injury to Brayden Schenn that has him out for 4-6 weeks. With the Flyers being in a funk of late that’s seen them give out goals like Halloween candy, losing a guy that can put the puck in the net the way Briere can does nothing to instill confidence.

While Jaromir Jagr has been breaking out lately, losing Briere for any amount of time hurts. Seeing how Philly responds tonight just became a lot more interesting to watch.