Rather than dwell on the negative of having his contract bought out, Danny Briere said he's getting ready for an exciting summer.
The Philadelphia Flyers informed the veteran forward June 20 that it would use one of its compliance buy outs to get out of the final two seasons of the eight-year contract he signed in the summer of 2006.
On Tuesday, the team said it would use its second and final compliance buyout on the contract of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. The buyouts will become official at 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
While disappointed to be leaving a team he envisioned ending his career with, Briere told NHL.com Wednesday he's looking forward to the next phase of his career. He'll be free to sign with any of the 29 other teams starting July 5.