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Philadelphia Flyers centre Briere returns after abdominal surgery @NHL

PHILADELPHIA - Flyers centre Daniel Briere was back in the lineup against Tampa Bay on Saturday night, only two weeks after abdominal surgery.

Briere had surgery on Oct. 25 to fix a torn abdominal muscle and doctors expected him to miss three to four weeks. Briere centred the first line with Mike Knuble and Simon Gagne against the Lightning.

Briere has three goals and four assists this season. The 31-year-old forward had 31 goals and 41 assists last season during his first year with the Flyers.

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