After a disappointing season in which he only tallied 16 points, it wasn’t any shock that speculation began late in season that the Flyers would use one of their two new amnesty clauses to buy Briere’s contract out. After the season it became evident that was the course of action that the Flyers would take, and it was only a matter of time before Briere’s deal was bough out. Last night, the news became official.
Also, I can confirm ESPN/Pierre Lebrun’s report that Danny Briere has been notified by the Flyers that he will be bought out.
— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) June 18, 2013
Briere spent six seasons in the orange and black, and the final two years of the eight-year deal will be bought out. The great thing about the amnesty clause is that the Flyers will not take a cap hit with the release of Briere, they still will pay him for the next two seasons, but it will not count against the cap.
In his six seasons with the Flyers, Dan Breezy totaled 124 goals and 159 assists. Briere came to the Flyers after a disastrous 2006-07 season, and while he might not have lived up to the eight-year deal that he signed, he was a key member of the Flyers team that won the Eastern Conference in 2010.