Not so good news from the Philadelphia Flyers practice facility in Voorhees today, as Danny Briere shared with reporters that he is likely to miss the first week to 10 days of the lockout shortened 2013 season.
Briere suffered the injury while playing for Eisbaren Berlin in Germany. Despite the 113-game NHL lockout, the good news for Flyers’ fans is Briere is already in mid-season condition. If it weren’t for playing in Germany, Briere would likely miss more than 10-days since he would also need time for conditioning
On Monday, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren expressed mild concern on Briere’s injury, but didn’t want to speculate until team doctors were able to examine the injury. Hopefully that visit is soon, but technically the lockout remains ongoing until the NHLPA and the NHL’s Board of Governors ratify the new CBA agreement.
Briere was injured December 28th at which time, he was expected to miss approximately two weeks. He told reports on Sunday that he had sustained a bone bruise and sprain to his left wrist and hoped to visit a hand specialist later this week.
If Briere is truly going to miss the start of the season, let’s hope it’s only two or three games at most.