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Flyers C Briere scratched with knee injury @NHLdotcom

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Danny Briere was scratched from Philadelphia's game against New Jersey on Friday night with the Flyers needing wins in their final two games to make the playoffs.

Briere, who has 31 goals and 72 points, injured his knee in a collision during Wednesday's 4-2 loss in Pittsburgh.

"I want to help out the team," Briere said. "We all are aware of the situation. But sometimes there is just nothing you can do."

The Flyers entered Friday ninth in the Eastern Conference standings with 91 points. The Flyers needed to beat the Devils and win the finale on Sunday against the Penguins to make the postseason.

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