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Flyers May Have To Shut Down Briere

via Wayne Fish of PhillyBurbs,

More and more, it looks like this is going to be a lost year for Flyers center   Daniel Briere.

  Briere, who will undergo his second abdominal surgery of the season today in Philadelphia, has played in only nine games this year.

  He\s attempted two comebacks already and both have failed. The current one was a gallant attempt but ultimately, he simply has a chronic problem which probably requires long-term rest.

  The official prognosis indicated Briere might only miss two weeks of action. But that seems somewhat unrealistic, given the history of this problem. Even the worst-case scenario—six weeks on the sidelines—might not be reasonable.

  At some point, the Flyers might have to consider shutting down Briere for the season. They have too much money, $52 million over six years, invested in this player. If the problem becomes too chronic, he might never be right.

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