More Flyers at practice

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Philadelphia Flyers center Danny Briere pauses while speaking during a media availability at their hockey practice facility Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Voorhees, N.J. The Flyers lost to the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference semifinals. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Slowly, the Flyers' roster is growing as they prepare to get ready for the shortened NHL season.

There were 11 players--six more than usual--at the team's informal practice in Voorhees Tuesday.

The newcomers: Claude Giroux, Ilya Bryzgalov, Michael Leighton, Scott Hartnell, Braydon Coburn and Matt Read.

They joined the regular Lockout Gang: Kimmo Timonen, Jody Shelley, Andrej Meszaros and Andreas Lilja.

We will see if Bryz is in mid-season quote form when practice ends at around 11 a.m.

The 48-game season is expected to start Jan. 19; the schedule hasn't been released yet.

(more to come)

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