Danny Briere Returning Tonight for Philadelphia Flyers, Marty Biron Back in Net

Chris DiFrancescoAnalyst IMarch 12, 2009

Danny Briere will try for another comeback tonight against the Capitals after leaving early in the game against Calgary last week. With that scare apparently behind him, Briere will be in the Flyers lineup tonight.

Briere will likely be on the same line he centered before he left with Darrol Powe and Claude Giroux.

"Since this injury started back in October, this is the best I've been feeling," he said. "It would be fun to be at the point where I don't even think about it, but that's going to be for next year. But I think it's as good as it's going to get and I will have to deal with it.

"Hopefully, I won't have to miss any more games. That's the goal. If I don't miss any more games I can start getting ready and get some timing back, some tempo back."

Coach John Stevens spoke a little about Briere's situation and his likelihood about playing tonight.

"I talked to him (Tuesday) and we went forward with the plan (yesterday)," he said. "Get him in practice. I thought he looked good in practice. He thinks he's ready and he's confident that he can get back in and play start to finish."

In other news in orange and black country, Marty Biron will be in net once again tonight. Biron has been dominant as of late and is continuing to prove everyone wrong again (except me) that he is the No. 1 goaltender in Philadelphia.

Look for Biron to get a lot of time between the pipes as we get down the stretch run with 17 games remaining.

"I think there is a big (defensive) commitment on our team right now and Marty looks confident in the net," Stevens said. "He's square, he's challenging, there's not a lot of extra stuff hanging around when there's scrums around the net."

Quotes: Ed Moran,
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