They just had a clip about Briere on Sportsnite. Briere says he's feeling a lot better and is on schedule to practice with the team tomorrow and play in the late in the week games vs Buff and whoever. Good News.................
of course this is all subject to change b/c it's a groin!
Good new nontheless.
Looks like he will be ready for the weekend per Sportsmorning :0)
I hope Vaananen is ready to go against Sabres more then I want Briere.
Danny Briere, on the other hand, isn’t a sure bet. He is skating every other day on his own but is still nursing a sore, left groin. Briere would like three days on the ice where he is pain-free before returning to the lineup.
Put it this way. He will err on the side of caution, given he’s already had abdominal surgery only a month ago.
“At this point, this is an injury you don’t want to carry all year, especially early in the season,” Briere said Tuesday. “The team is playing well. You don’t feel as though you have to come back and rush in. I’m really going to go with how good I feel. The same with how I felt with the sports hernia.”
That injury saw Briere miss just 15 days (six games) as he returned to the lineup a week sooner than the “earliest” date the club had given in its original prognosis.
“I don’t want to risk it and play four or five games and have to get out of the lineup again,” he said of his latest injury. “I want to make sure it is healed completely before I come back.”
Briere hopes to practice with the Flyers on Thursday since coach John Stevens will give the team “off” on Wednesday. Briere has seen progress in the last few days.
“It’s a little more frustrating because with the sports hernia surgery, every day I came to the rink, I could do something more than the day before,” Briere said. “The improvement from day to day was huge. I could see a big difference.
“With the groin, it’s frustrating. Two or three days it feels the same. Then a day it jumps up and feels better. Then you sit two or three days without improvement. It’s a little tougher to gauge improvement.”
Did you mean to write coincidentally? I don't see the "irony."
Ironic in the sense that if he doesn't play in Buffalo, any anticipated heckling from the Sabres' faithful would have to be put on hold. Coincidentally works as well as it covers both games as I mentioned.
Try using a link to a real dictionary. The urban dictionary is what gets people like yourself in trouble.
I know exactly what irony means and there is nothing ironic about Briere missing scheduled games against his former teams based on an injury he sustained a week or so ago.
Thanks for the grammar lesson but I know what irony is and I know what a real dictionary is. Apparently you're the one having trouble with the sarcasm area of your brain. Actually, based on your response I bet you didn't even read the link I posted. My point was that was your comment wasn't entirely necessary.
One thing that also would help would be getting healthy. Ossi Vaananen (broken finger), Riley Cote (torn oblique) and Danny Briere (groin) are still injured, and their status for the weekend varies.
Cote is on long-term injury and will miss at least the next four games. He is skating with the team and healing, but he is not ready yet.
Vaananen probably came back a little early last Thursday in Pittsburgh after having surgery to repair the fracture in his right index finger. He played the first period, then popped all the stitches on his incision and had to leave the game. He may be ready Friday for the game at Buffalo but that is not yet certain.
Briere is skating on his own and would like to play Friday, against his former team. "It's special playing in Buffalo," said Briere, who said he enjoys being booed. "I'd love to play. I was hoping that by [yesterday] I would get a better idea if I had a chance to get in the lineup, but I'm still borderline.
"You want to increase the workout and everyday go a little longer. [Yesterday] we went for about 40 minutes and [today] we'll go a little longer and a little more intense, and Thursday go all out.
"If that works out and that's fine, I might be able to play. But you never know; if [today] there is a setback or it doesn't improve then there's no sense, even though it's Buffalo and I'd like to be in the lineup." *
“This is an injury that you don’t want to carry all year, especially early in the season,” Briere said. “The team is playing well. You don’t feel like you have to come in and rush in. I’m really going to go with how good I am going to feel.”
Though Briere has missed the Flyers’ last three games, there were whispers that he would practice Tuesday and be available to face his former team, the Sabres, as soon as Friday in Buffalo. However, he did not skate with the Flyers during their formal practice at the Skate Zone, and instead went through five hours of physical therapy.
Now? Put it this way: The Sabres fans who bought tickets to heckle Briere, as they often do, might have to plan for another verbal target.
“I don’t want to risk it,” Briere said. “I don’t want to play four or five games and then have to get back out of the lineup again.”
To that end, Briere has been diligent, skating earlier Tuesday, then being among the last Flyers to leave the Skate Zone after his therapy. An atypical John Stevens work schedule will give the Flyers a day off today. That will allow Briere further recovery time, but no practical work with his teammates.
Briere suggested that he would like to be pain-free for at least three consecutive days before pronouncing himself fit for game action. That still makes a Friday return possible.
“I’m hoping to practice Thursday, if everything keeps improving the way it has been,” he said. “But then again, I really don’t know.”
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There aren’t many teams in the National Hockey League that win without their best center in the lineup.
Danny Briere, who was expected to be in the lineup Monday night against the slumping Dallas Stars, remains sidelined with a groin pull that he admits has leveled off to a point where it doesn’t seem to be improving.
Fortunately, for the Flyers, during Briere’s 11-games missed this season – six games for abdominal surgery and five currently because of a left groin pull – the Flyers are 8-2-1.
Credit that to the superb efforts from centers Jeff Carter, Mike Richards and Glen Metropolit, who’ve filled in for Briere, at times.
“Last year it happened a few times when Richards got hurt and Carter emerged and then at the end of the year, Danny got hurt and Carter and Richards really emerged,” said coach John Stevens. “I think it shows the maturity of a Carter and Richards and certainly shows the depth of our team.”
Briere is clearly unhappy about the lack of significant progress in getting back on the ice. “Same as the last few days, frustrating, not much improvement,” Briere said. “There’s nothing I can do.” Briere is unable to push off with any kind of momentum without incurring pain. “If I could circle around all game, I’d be fine,” he said. “I can’t stop and start. I’ve never had an injury as frustrating as this one.”
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 11-23-2008 at 10:17 PM.