Philadelphia Flyers forward Daniel Briere sidelined by shoulder injury

Author:
Publish date:

PHILADELPHIA - Daniel Briere sat out Philadelphia's game against Buffalo on Tuesday night with a shoulder injury.

Briere sprained his right shoulder in the Flyers' shootout loss at the New York Rangers on Sunday. The star centre hadn't missed a game since the Flyers lured him away from the Sabres with an eight-year, $52 million contract last summer.

"I feel disappointed because the last four, five, six games, things were starting to turn around," Briere said. "The last three games, I liked the way our line was playing. Chemistry was just starting to set in with Vinny Prospal. It's been a good complement to our line. Right now, I don't know how long it's going to be. I'm hoping it's short and I can get back in there and help the team again."

The injury-depleted Flyers already were without All-Star Mike Richards (hamstring) and two-time 40-goal scorer Simon Gagne (concussion).

Philadelphia entered with a three-point lead over Buffalo for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

TOP HEADLINES

George Armstrong

George Armstrong: The Greatest Captain in Toronto Maple Leafs History

There have been better players who have played for one of the NHL's most tradition-steeped franchises, but none was Armstrong's equal when it came to being a leader of men.

USATSI_15462410_168393426_lowres
Play

NHL Power Rankings: Montreal Flying High

The Canadiens have put together the total package early on, while Vegas continues to live up to the hype.

USATSI_13865592
Play

Can Post-Trade Patrik Laine become Post-Trade Brett Hull?

Both were traded early in their careers. Both had scintillating shots and questionable defensive acumen. Will we one day look back on Laine-to-Columbus like we do Hull-to-St. Louis?