Tuesday, January 13, 2009
So instead of coming off IR and inserting himself back into the lineup, Paul Holmgren has announced that Briere will be joining the Phantoms for a 2 game "conditioning" stint.
"We are doing this just to make sure everything is okay with Danny,” Holmgren said. “This will give him the opportunity to play in some games prior to re-joining the Flyers. He will play two games with the Phantoms on Wednesday and Friday. He was absolutely receptive to this.”Please Paul, spare us. This is a cap move. Right now the Flyers are about 2 million under the cap with somewhere around 15 million currently on LTIR, for Briere to come back that means Holmgren needs to make some moves, about 4.5 million worth of them (not to mention the 1 million plus with Nitty as well). Whether that means sending guys back down to the AHL, Sbisa back to Juniors, or making a trade, we don't know. But he's given himself until Friday to do it.