NHL notebook: Flyers set to release Briere
• Forward Danny Briere will become an unrestricted free agent as part of the Flyers' offseason shakeup of their high-priced roster. Wire reports confirmed Wednesday that Briere has been informed by the team that they intend to buy out the final two years of his contract.
• The Red Wings and city officials announced a $650 million plan for a new arena development for the team in Detroit's downtown entertainment and sports district. Plans for an 18,000-seat arena were announced by the team's owners and local economic development officials. Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has long said he wanted a replacement for the 32-year-old Joe Louis Arena.
• Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff told general manager Jay Feaster he is leaning toward retirement, according to a report by Sportsnet. The 36-year-old goaltender had one of his least successful seasons in 2012-13. He was limited to 24 games by injury and performance, and he finished 8-14-2 with a 3.44 goals-against average and .882 save percentage.
• The Rangers announced the club will have a news conference Friday at Radio City Music Hall, where it is expected Alain Vigneault will be introduced as the team's new coach. Multiple media outlets have reported Vigneault agreed last week to a five-year contract to replace John Tortorella, who was fired after the team was eliminated by the Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Vigneault was fired by the Canucks after seven seasons, during which he went 346-170-57.
• The Predators signed defenseman Victor Bartley to a three-year, $2 million contract. The 25-year-old Bartley made his NHL debut this season and played in 24 games for the Predators. He ranked fourth in average ice time with 19 minutes, 32 seconds.
— From wire reports
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