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Briere deja vu?

Danny Briere left practice this morning with the infamous 'lower body injury'.

If this is a repeat of last year, Briere and the Flyers are in trouble. Briere has looked really strong this young season and has been one of the best Flyers, game-in and game-out. Hopefully this has nothing to do with his injury that occurred last year.

Briere said he felt soreness in the first period of the Washington game, and hasn't been on the ice since.

It's not looking good in Flyerland. The club has called up David Laliberte from the Phantoms as Briere's replacement. Laliberte has six points in eight games. Laliberte was drafted in the fourth round of the 2004 draft and by no means, is considered one of the top Flyers' prospects. Not sure what Holmgren is thinking here with Jared Ross, Jon Kalinski, Andreas Nodl, Jon Matsumoto and Patrick Maroon available for a call-up.

Meanwhile, the Flyers' other often injuried French-Candian is going through some troubles of his own. It looks as though Simon Gagne is going to get surgery, we don't know where - or when.

I think in this case, Gagne has been getting way too many different opinions and is going to have trouble deciding what to do, exactly. We'll see how the Flyers react.