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Flyers’ Briere out indefinitely after hit

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that forward Danny Briere is out indefinitely with an upper-back contusion suffered Sunday when he was decked in the third period by a clean hit from Penguins forward Joe Vitale.

That hit helped instigate sparked an on-ice scuffle that resulted in 62 minutes in penalties, including one fighting major for both teams, and the ejections of Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette and Pittsburgh assistant coach Tony Granato for exchanging words over the Plexiglass partition between the benches.