Daniel Briere

C / Colorado Avalanche / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

Fantasy Points by Week

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    • Briere Announces Retirement

      News: Daniel Briere announced his retirement on Monday, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.
      Analysis: The former first-round pick played 17 seasons in the NHL with five different teams. The announcement doesn't come as a huge surprise, as the 37-year-old's production has declined immensely over the past three seasons. Daniel Briere had his best statistical NHL season in 2006-07 with the Sabres, racking up 95 points (32 goals, 63 assists) in 81 games. Briere's knack for producing in the playoffs was arguably his most commendable trait as a player throughout his career. He racked up an astounding 116 points (53 goals, 63 assists) in 124 career playoff contests.
    • Avs' Briere To Make Surprise Return Thursday

      News: Daniel Briere (foot) will play Thursday against the Jets, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: The Avalanche appeared to be ruling Daniel Briere out for the remainder of the season due to his slow progress in his recovery from a foot injury, but the veteran forward was able to get in a strong skate Thursday morning and talked his way into the lineup thereafter. While Briere's return won't cause many ripples in the fantasy realm due to his poor numbers this season (eight goals, 12 points in 55 games), it's a welcome development for the Avalanche who only have 11 other healthy forward on the roster after Dennis Everberg suffered a season-ending shoulder injury earlier this week. The Avs' final two regular-season games could represent the last of Briere's career, as the 37-year-old will be a free agent this summer and isn't expected to command much interest.
    • Avs' Briere Unlikely To Return This Season

      News: Daniel Briere (foot) appears unlikely to return over the Avs' final three games of the season, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: Daniel Briere hurt his foot while blocking a shot in a March 23 game and hasn't been skating with the team. With the season drawing to a close Saturday, it looks like Briere will run out of time to demonstrate to the coaching staff that he's fully healthy, potentially ending his career on a somber note. Briere will turn 38 in October, and after an unproductive season in which he tallied only 12 points in 55 games, the winger may elect to hang up his skates for good.
    • Avs' Briere Out Next Three Games

      News: Daniel Briere (foot) will not join the Avalanche for their three-game California trip that begins Wednesday in San Jose.
      Analysis: Daniel Briere has already missed the Avs' last four contests after taking a shot off his foot in a March 23 tilt against the Flames. His activity has been limited since then, and the team apparently wasn't optimistic of his chances at being back to full health by the time the road trip concludes. The Avalanche will only have three games remaining on its regular-season schedule after the road trip, and with Briere not necessarily a lineup regular before the injury, it wouldn't be surprised if he was shut down for good.
    • X-Rays Negative For Avs' Briere (Foot)

      News: X-rays on the foot injury Daniel Briere suffered earlier this week came back negative, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: After taking a shot off his foot in Monday's game against the Flames, Daniel Briere missed the final two contests of the Avs' road trip, instead opting to return to Denver early. It's not yet clear if he'll be available for Saturday's home game versus the Sabres.
    • Avs' Briere (Foot) Out Wednesday

      News: Daniel Briere (foot) will not play Wednesday against the Oilers.
      Analysis: Daniel Briere originally sustained the injury in Monday's loss to the Flames. Although he was able to stay in that contest, look for the winger to be a game time call when the Avs take on the Canucks on Thursday.
    • Avs' Briere Hurting After Monday's Game

      News: Daniel Briere missed Tuesday's practice with a suspected foot injury, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: Daniel Briere took a hard shot to the foot in Monday's loss to the Flames, and while it didn't force him out of the game, he wasn't apparently still ailing afterwards. He should be viewed as questionable for Wednesday's tilt in Edmonton.
    • Avs' Briere Registers Assist In Win

      News: Daniel Briere picked up an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes.
      Analysis: Prior to Thursday, the 37-year-old hadn't scored a point since Jan. 8, a span of 18 games. Daniel Briere has been more of a lineup regular for the Avalanche since Nathan MacKinnon succumbed to a season-ending injury, but his fantasy intrigue isn't on the upswing because of it. Briere has produced only 12 points on the season and probably won't raise his production while he remains locked into a fourth-line role.
    • Avs' Briere To Sit Out Third Straight

      News: Daniel Briere will miss his third straight game Thursday against the Kings.
      Analysis: With the Avalanche owning a two-game winning streak since Daniel Briere became a healthy scratch, coach Patrick Roy will stick the same lineup. The 37-year-old Briere is clearly in the twilight of his career at this point, as he's only produced eight goals and 11 points in 47 games this season.
    • Avs' Briere Tallies Seventh Goal Of Season

      News: Daniel Briere found twine Friday, notching his seventh goal of the season in a 2-1 shootout win over the Oilers.
      Analysis: As predicted, the aging Daniel Briere's offense has continued to decline in 2014-15, as he's now up to just nine points in 31 contests. However, he skated with offensive weapons Matt Duchene and captain Gabriel Landeskog on the top line in this one, so as long as he's receiving this assignment, he's certainly worth a look in deeper formats, even if the struggles of Colorado's top forwards have been well-documented.
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