Saturday, March 7, 2009

Flyers avoid Briere scare, rescind trade

Watching Danny Briere get injured is becoming an all too familiar sight. Not only did the Flyers get beat down by the Calgary Flames on Thursday, but Briere re-injured his groin. There was some thought on Friday that Briere could be out for weeks or even months, fortunately the injury doesn't look serious and he could be back as early as next week. Of course, since he is dealing with an injury that has been bothering him nearly all season, he could be out longer. For now, though, the man the Flyers re-shuffled their whole roster for doesn't appear to have a major injury.

In other injury news, the Flyers have nullified one of their trade deadline deals. Unfortunately, it wasn't the deal that sent Scottie Upshall to Phoenix: defenseman Kyle McLaren failed his physical and will be sent back to the San Jose Sharks, meaning the Flyers will get their 6th round pick back. This won't be a huge loss for the Flyers, although it nullifies the only positive move they made at the trade deadline and makes them even thinner along the blue line.

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