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Flyers' Briere to miss 2 more weeks after surgery @NHLdotcom

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Flyers center Danny Briere will miss another two weeks because of lingering discomfort in his groin and stomach area.

He will have exploratory surgery Thursday at Hahnemann University Hospital.

"I'm very disappointed," Briere said. "It's been frustrating not knowing what is going on, so we have decided to go in and check things out."

Briere has played only nine games this season and just finished a three-game minor league conditioning stint with Philadelphia's AHL affiliate.

Briere had surgery Oct. 25 on a torn abdominal muscle and left a Dec. 2 game against Tampa Bay because of a groin injury. He hasn't played for the Flyers since.

He has five goals and nine points with the Flyers.

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