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NEWARK NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Danny Briere #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates in warmups prior to his game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 27 2010 in Newark New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEWARK NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Danny Briere #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates in warmups prior to his game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 27 2010 in Newark New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

  • Johan Backlund will miss a couple of weeks with a sprained ankle, sustained in Saturday's 4-0 loss to Hershey: [PostStar.com] [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Brian Stewart was recalled from the ECHL to back up Nic Riopel in Adirondack: [PostStar.com]
  • The Phantoms also blew a 3-1 lead on Friday, losing to Norfolk 6-3: [PostStar.com]
  • They finished the weekend with a 3-0 loss to Connecticut last night: [PostStar.com]
  • Questioning why Eric Wellwood was a healthy scratch for the Flyers on Friday while the Phantoms played with 10 forwards: [PSPhantoms]
  • Zac Rinaldo was suspended for one game over the weekend, making his first professional suspension. How many more to come? [PostStar.com]
  • Joacim Eriksson stopped 27 of 31 shots in a 4-1 loss: [euroflyers]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 23 of 29 in a 6-4 loss on Friday: [euroflyers]
  • Aggregated Power Rankings from Friday: [From The Rink]
  • James van Riemsdyk is finally rolling this season: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Looking at All-Star voting through the years and seeing how democracy doesn't work: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Lastly, a fantastic look at the Flyers' Junior prospects, including more information about Brendan Ranford: [Hockey's Future]