Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren released a statement today,
“I met with Danny last week and informed him of our decision to use a compliance buy out on his contract. This was a very difficult decision for us to make as Danny has been a very good player for us over the past six years. Danny came to our organization as a free agent in July of 2007 and has been a tremendous player, person and role model in all aspects and for that we thank him. We wish him continued success and best wishes in any future endeavors.”
Briere was limited with injuries last season scoring six goals and adding 10 assists. Arguably his best season with the orange and black was in 2010-11 when he scored 34 goals and dished out 34 assists for 68 points and a career high +/- mark of plus-20. That season he lead them to a first round playoff victory over his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. He spent more time with the Flyers (six full seasons) than any other team in his professional career and was a fan favorite during his time in Philadelphia.
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