Flyers center Danny Briere will be out four to five weeks with a severe groin strain.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said on Wednesday the injury was significant and was expected to miss at least a month. Briere left Tuesday night’s win over Tampa Bay after the second period after missing the previous nine games with a groin strain.
Mike Knuble scored two goals, including the tiebreaker at 14:52 of the third period, and the Flyers beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Monday night en route to their fifth straight victory.
Philadelphia opened the season by dropping its first six games. Then, after winning four straight, the Flyers lost another three in a row. Scottie Upshall and Jeff Carter also scored for the FlyGuys. Gagne extended his points streak to eight games with a pair of assists on Knuble’s goals.
Mike Modano scored twice and Landon Wilson had a goal for the Stars, who have lost three straight.
Up next for the Flyers are the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is scheduled to undergo elbow surgery Thursday and will be out three to four months, the team announced.
Brodeur, who has played every minute of each Devils game this season until he was injured Saturday night.
The Flyguys have changed the start time for their Oct. 25 game against the Devils to 4:00 pm to avoid a conflict with Game 3 of the World Series between the Phightins and the Rays.
The Philadelphia Phillies will play their home game of the series across the parking lot at Citizens Bank Park later that night.
The Flyers were originally scheduled to play New Jersey at 7 p.m.
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The Flyguys lose another one. Another rough start for this team with a long season ahead. The Flyers had 12 penalties, twice as many as the Avs and gave up three goals on power plays.
The Avalanche outshot the Flyers 17-3 in the first period and got goals from Brett Clark and Marek Svatos against Marty Biron to take a 2-0 lead.
The Flyers scored twice in the second period but both times the Avalanche quickly responded with goals and took a 4-2 lead into the final frame.
Pascal Dupuis scored on a slap shot from along the edge of the left circle with 10.8 seconds left in overtime as the Penguins kept the Philadelphia Flyers winless after beating them 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The Flyers tied it at 2 with goals from Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne in the final minute of the second period only to fall short in OT. The FlyGuys have dropped their first three games for the first time since the labor dispute-shortened 1995 season.
Glen Macnow of 610 WIP is reporting that Flyers winger Sami Kapanen is retiring from the NHL to play in his native Finland. Kapanen has been a Flyer for the last five of his 12 NHL seasons.
Good luck to you Sami, you will be missed. He was a tough and dedicated player who did everything that the coaches and organization asked of him.
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