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04-03-2011, 02:48 PM
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Briere (groin) and Betts (further update on Monday)

Update, late Sunday afternoon:

Briere sat the game out with soreness in his groin, according to a club source. General manager Paul Holmgren said it was “precautionary” move to ensure Briere is healthy for the playoffs.

Betts was injured in the second period. He has a lower body injury. He was limping after the game.

“It’s probably going to keep him out for a few days,” Holmgren said of Betts.

Briere and Betts may not play Friday night in Buffalo, Holmgren said. Both are likely out for Tuesday’s game in Ottawa.

Holmgren said he wants to be cautious going into the playoffs.

“Absolutely,” he said. “You know, the idea is to get in. We’re in. Obviously, we still want to finish as high as possible but I don’t think you can be short sighted and push when guys are banged up.

“That’s like Danny [Briere], there’s nothing really serious with Danny but we just want to keep him out now. With Blair [Betts], I think we’ll have a better idea tomorrow, but nothing is going to keep him out of the playoffs. When we get to Friday’s game, is he an option? Well, we will probably err on the side of caution with him too.”

Briere had not missed a game this season for injury or illness, although he missed three games in early November for a suspension.

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