Thursday's game versus the New York Islanders may be Daniel Briere's last home appearance with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Briere and his sizable cap hit are expected to be traded or bought out during the off-season, but he isn't letting that distract him from finishing out the 2013 campaign. "I'm not thinking about that... things change fast in the hockey world," Briere said after Wednesday's practice. "For me, it's just another game. Nobody knows what's going to happen. I can't start thinking about all those rumors. It's just like at the trade deadline. If you start getting into that trap, it gets you off your game." He has five goals and 15 points in 32 games and hasn't found the back of the net in his last 19 outings.