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02-10-2009, 04:10 AM
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Richards to return Thursday, Kalinski and Gratton to start skating:

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/..._Thursday.html
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Flyers captain Mike Richards, who has missed the last three games because of the flu, said yesterday he expects to play Thursday against visiting Ottawa.

"I feel pretty good. I'm starting to get my energy back and trying to put some weight back on. The aches are gone," he said.
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Center Danny Briere, rehabbing after groin and abdominal surgery, has been skating on his own and has set Feb. 25 as the target date for his return.

Josh Gratton and Jon Kalinski, forwards who are on the long-term injured list, are expected to start practicing with the team shortly.


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02-10-2009, 04:02 PM
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No Mike York jokes!

Upshall lost 10 pounds because of the flu. Richards lost eight pounds with his flu.

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No Mike York jokes!

Upshall lost 10 pounds because of the flu. Richards lost eight pounds with his flu.
Upshall had 10 pounds to lose? Did the flu take one of his limbs?

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Upshall had 10 pounds to lose?
That's exactly what I was thinking.

There goes the 'Upshall smash'.

Hope they have him on a steady diet of philly cheese steaks.

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Upshall had 10 pounds to lose? Did the flu take one of his limbs?
Isn't he one of Hartnell's frequent BBQ invitees?

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Upshall had 10 pounds to lose? Did the flu take one of his limbs?
I LOLed. Well done.

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That's exactly what I was thinking.

There goes the 'Upshall smash'.

Hope they have him on a steady diet of philly cheese steaks.
I wonder if that's why flu debilitates athletes - they have low body fat so when they cannot eat, their bodies burn muscle.

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I wonder if that's why flu debilitates athletes - they have low body fat so when they cannot eat, their bodies burn muscle.
So a player like Mike York who is just the opposite...would become a decent NHLer thanks to the flu? I'm just asking..

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Isn't he one of Hartnell's frequent BBQ invitees?
Dunno. I know Lupul is since he lives right below Hartnell.

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Dunno. I know Lupul is since he lives right below Hartnell.
thats what she said.


I forgot about kalinski. **** the Bruins we have the best team when healthy. Cant imagine losing 10 pounds in a week. That has to be sooooo frustrating to a pro athlete.


Cant wait for the Detroit game in March. If we have all our guys ready to go it should be a great game. I cant believe they had 27 shots in the first period tonight!

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Briere could play Saturday vs. Pens:

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Rumor has it, Flyers center Danny Briere might be
available to play Saturday afternoon against Pittsburgh.

“Might” is the operative word, based on how well Briere
felt Tuesday at practice. In actuality, the likelihood of that
occurring is not good.

Briere has missed 31 consecutive games with a groin and
abdominal injury that required surgeries to both areas.

“There’s been no setback which is good and I’m feeling better
and better,” Briere said. “For this weekend, Saturday? I’m not
ruling it out, but at this point, it’s probably not likely to happen.
But things could change.”

Coach John Stevens said Briere remains on target to return on
Feb. 25 against Los Angeles.

Briere still has some pain in his groin, but the pain level is much
lower than it was last week.

“I thought my hands were much worse than my legs today,”
he said. “That’s what happens when you don’t skate a couple
days in a row.”

Although he admits being anxious to get back on the ice, Briere
says he will not go back unless he is 100 percent comfortable he
can play without pain or risk of further setbacks.
http://csnphilly.com/pages/landing_h...139&feedID=717

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I'd rather him wait it out until he's definitely ready, which it sounds like he plans on doing.

A healthy Briere in this offense is exciting. Let's hope he gets there eventually.

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Briere could play Saturday vs. Pens:
Good news.....if he's actually 100%.

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They should take the approach that if he can play on Saturday, then wait 2 weeks. There is no rush right now, we're doing fine without him.

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They should take the approach that if he can play on Saturday, then wait 2 weeks. There is no rush right now, we're doing fine without him.
There kind of is a rush, though with the trade deadline approaching. They need to know if he can play this season or not or I'll think they will make a move.

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If Briere plays Saturday, I'm calling another injury. Unless we go on a losing streak...sit the guy. He's said he's ready many times now and look where that got us/him?

Let him practise hard, and look at early March as a return date.

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If Briere plays Saturday, I'm calling another injury. Unless we go on a losing streak...sit the guy. He's said he's ready many times now and look where that got us/him?

Let him practise hard, and look at early March as a return date.
That's fine, but at the same time I'd rather know what this team looks like roster and cap-wise at the deadline to know if any moves need to be made. If they get Briere back and playing before the deadline, it would allow them to trade forward depth for defensive or goaltending help. If we can't get Briere back and healthy before the deadline, I have no desire to trade a single forward off this roster because it starts to look a little thin.

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Hopefully if Briere is coming back then Jones or Metro/Alberts are gone

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That's fine, but at the same time I'd rather know what this team looks like roster and cap-wise at the deadline to know if any moves need to be made. If they get Briere back and playing before the deadline, it would allow them to trade forward depth for defensive or goaltending help. If we can't get Briere back and healthy before the deadline, I have no desire to trade a single forward off this roster because it starts to look a little thin.
True enough. I don't see Holmgren doing anything between the pipes. Perhaps a minor move for a steady, stay at home defense. It would also be risky to trade forward depth just because Briere strings together a small handful of games. That could come back and bite us in the ass, hard...if he re-injures himself.

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True enough. I don't see Holmgren doing anything between the pipes. Perhaps a minor move for a steady, stay at home defense. It would also be risky to trade forward depth just because Briere strings together a small handful of games. That could come back and bite us in the ass, hard...if he re-injures himself.
I agree. So the sooner he plays, the sooner we can find out if he'll be dependable the rest of the year and if moves need to be made. I would hate to stand pat at the deadline and then find out he's done for the year. As admirable as they have played, I do not see this team getting further than they did last year with rookies Giroux or Powe, or Metro-****ing-polit playing third line centre flanked by Upshall and the other of Giroux or Powe.

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Can't wait til he's back!! If he gets hurt again, I will be pretty worried about the playoffs. But lets think positive for now, he'll be fine!

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From Flyers On The Fly yesterday:

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Danny Briere continued to practice with his teammates, and today was dressed in blue along with Claude Giroux, Scottie Upshall and Darroll Powe. Briere said he is unlikely to play this Saturday when the Flyers host the Pittsburgh Penguins, but hopes to return next week.

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From a Philly.com article:

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Breakaways. Winger Scott Hartnell tweaked his left shoulder and left practice early to receive treatment, but he said he would play tomorrow against visiting Buffalo. . . . After two sharp performances over the weekend, Marty Biron will get the start tomorrow. "He's got a little more edge to his game and a little more intensity - and I think that's what we were seeing last year when he got to such a high level," Stevens said. . . . After a bout with the flu, Antero Niittymaki was back at practice yesterday. He could start Saturday afternoon against Pittsburgh.

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http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app/?serv...LPage&id=18891

He said he's not coming back this week but maybe next week. I want him to play against the Caps, because I'm going to the game but I feel like maybe if does come back next week he should wait till they play the Habs just to be safe.

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I agree. So the sooner he plays, the sooner we can find out if he'll be dependable the rest of the year and if moves need to be made.
Agreed. I just can't help but to think of the other two (or was it three?) times we brought him back and it didn't last too long. I guess at the end of the day, he's ready or going to be ready...or he simply won't.

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I would hate to stand pat at the deadline and then find out he's done for the year.
Yeah, that would suck.

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As admirable as they have played, I do not see this team getting further than they did last year with rookies Giroux or Powe, or Metro-****ing-polit playing third line centre flanked by Upshall and the other of Giroux or Powe.
Couldn't agree more. I don't at all mind Metro as the 4th line center though, changes when bumped up to the 3rd though. Powe and Giroux have been pleasant to watch and are playing well...but the playoffs is a different animal.

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