BRIERE IN CAR ACCIDENT
Briere was driving on I-81 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning in New York near the town of Binghamton when he swerved, side-swiped the rig and collided with the guard rail.
The 18-wheeler jack-knifed and stalled traffic for more than 5 hours.
In the car with Briere was his 9-year-old son Cameron. Briere's Range Rover was totaled.
Both Briere and his son were taken to Binghamton hospital for treatment and both were o.k. after suffering minor injuries. They have been released. The driver of the tractor trailer was also treated and released.
Briere suffered an arm injury and his son complained of neck pain.
Briere issued a statement through the Flyers.
“I was in a car accident in New York," said Briere. "I was driving home to visit family and friends back in Canada when I got into an accident last night (actually Thursday morning). My youngest son (Cameron) and I are both okay. We are doing fine.”
According to New York State police, Briere said he was a little drowsy when he swerved and caused the crash.
Briere was cited by New York State police for an unsafe lane change.
In other Flyer-related news... you can take the Montreal Canadiens out of the mix of teams the Flyers may try to trade with to get a goalie.
The Habs sent playoff hero Jaroslav Halak to St. Louis for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz.
This means Carey Price has been anointed No.1 in Montreal, meaning they don't have goalies available for the Flyers.
Still look at Los Angeles (Jonathan Quick/Jonathan Bernier) and Minnesota (Josh Harding) as possibilities.