'Briere skated Sunday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia earlier in the month. He's expected to be out until March. Connolly, who leads the team with 29 assists, hurt his left knee last week after a questionable hit by New York Rangers defenseman Darius Kasparaitis. He will be lost for at least another five weeks. Mair is still trying to recover from a concussion sustained against Phoenix on Jan. 12.'
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