Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Briere skates with "no-contact" jersey

January 15, 2013

Update: The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi reports via Twitter that Briere is making progress, but can't put power into his shot. Briere will not play this weekend.

"Briere says he can't shoot puck hard yet and won't play this weekend. Making good progress. "
                                                                                     - Sam Carchidi, @BroadStBull

On Monday it was revealed that Danny Briere  has a hairline fracture in his left wrist, that makes him questionable for at least the first two games of the season.

However, General Manger Paul Holmgren told CSNPhilly.com that Briere is healing a bit faster than anticipated.

On Tuesday, there was proof of that.

Briere, who did not participate in the Flyers' first two days of training camp, was on the ice prior to the team's third straight day of 11 AM practice.

He continued to practice with the rest of the team when they took the ice at the SkateZone in Vorhees, New Jersey, but has not taken any shots yet according to tweets by Tim Panaccio and Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly.com.
"Briere, in the yellow no-contact jersey, participating in full practice so far."
                                                                              - Sarah Baicker, @sbaickerCSN
 "Briere not taking full shots with team but he did some redirects."                                                                                 - Tim Panaccio, @tpanotchCSN
Briere injured his wrist in Germany while he was still playing for Eisbaren Berlin during the lockout.

His injury was originally diagnosed as a wrist bone bruise that would keep him out until January 19, the day the Flyers open the season against Pittsburgh.

Even though he is skating again, Briere's status is still uncertain for the season opener on Saturday.

(Image from Philly.com)

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