Briere Rejoins Flyers Tonight

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The Flyers reported yesterday that center Danny Briere should be ready to go tonight when the team hosts the Lightning. Also in the lineup will be newly acquired defenseman Matt Carle, who will be facing the guys who were his teammates 24 hours ago. Carle will wear Peter Zezel's jersey #25 and be paired with Luca Sbisa. Andreas Nodl also returns from the injury shelf, joining the Carter line.

After dropping their last two contests, the Flyers could use a win tonight, and getting Briere back should help keep the lamp lit. Barry Melrose and Rick Tocchet bring a vastly revamped Lighting team to town, which has seen its front office,  bench, and player personel overhauled. However, they are still led by Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lacavalier, both of whom can score a ton. Also watch for #1 overall pick Steven Stamkos, who will see a lot of time this season despite being just 18 years old. Steve Eminger will skate for the Lightning, but it is anticipated that Steve Downie will be with their AHL team initially.

I'm off to see David Byrne at the Tower, but I'll be listening to the radio broadcast on the way over.

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