Daniel Briere, general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, in a press conference.
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Ryan Johansen likely done in the NHL after comments from Danny Briere

Published April 20, 2024 at 3:46 PM

Ryan Johansen is likely done in the NHL after comments from Philadelphia Flyers' general manager Daniel Briere.

A few days after their disappointing end of the season, the Flyers' GM Danny Briere met with the media for one last time before the summer.

He discussed many interesting things, including Ryan Johansen's status for the next season.

According to him, he won't be back with the team next year, and believes his hockey career will come to an end, probably because of his undisclosed injury.

"Briere says he doesn't expect Ryan Johansen back and that 'He doesn't think he can play hockey.'

Johansen claimed to be injured after arriving via trade in March #LetsGoFlyers" Jon Bailey of Philly Hockey Now said.

Last March, the Flyers placed Johansen on waivers, a few hours after trading for him with the Colorado Avalanche. He cleared waivers, but didn't report to the Lehigh Valley in the AHL. It turned out that the Flyers didn't know he was dealing with an injury at that time, which made him ineligible to be sent down.

Johansen has one year left on his $8 million contract. Fortunately for the Flyers, they only have to pay half of his salary, as the other half is paid by the Preds.

More to come.

Source: Blade of Steel - Danny Briere doesn't think Johansen can play hockey again
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