Despite playing well and setting up a goal in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win in Boston, Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn was back in the press box when the Flyers hosted the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

Brandon Manning returned to the lineup, while Schenn was a healthy scratch for the fourth time in five games.

"I thought he played a pretty solid game," rookie coach Dave Hakstol said of Schenn before Saturday's matchup. Hakstol said he wanted to get Manning back in the game partly because of the speed the Rangers possess.

Briere to be saluted

Danny Briere, the retired ex-Flyers center, will be honored before Tuesday's game against visiting Buffalo, another of his former teams.

Though he hasn't been officially hired, Briere has been working with club president Paul Holmgren and Shawn Tilger, the Flyers' chief operating officer, learning the business side of operations.

"It's a great opportunity and I get to stay home for it," said Briere, 38, who lives in Haddonfield with his three sons.

Briere, who scored 307 goals in 973 career games, said he was "learning how an organization works as far as season tickets, food, parking, and all of that. Basically the way it all comes together behind the scenes. For so many years, my meetings were about power play, the system, and the teams we were facing. Now I have the chance to see behind the door what it's like to sell tickets, and services and all that, so it's pretty cool.

"It gets me out of my comfort zone, and it's something I didn't know anything about."


Jason LaBarbera was recalled from the Phantoms and served as Steve Mason's backup Saturday because Michal Neuvirth had not recovered from an injury suffered Wednesday, when the stick of Boston's Patrice Bergeron inadvertently hit him in the mask. . . . Jake Voracek hosted pediatric cancer patients from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in his suite Saturday.