Danny Briere's time in Philadelphia is finished, he will be bought out from his contract.

While the buyout cannot be made official yet, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced on Thursday that indeed the decision has been made and Briere has been informed. Briere will be a free agent after the Flyers use one of their two amnesty buyouts.

"I met with Danny last week and informed him of our decision to use a compliance buyout on his contract," Holmgren said. "This was a very difficult decision for us to make as Danny has been a very good player for us over the past six years.

"Danny came to our organization as a free agent in July of 2007 and has been a tremendous player, person and role model in all aspects and for that we thank him. We wish him continued success and best wishes in any future endeavors."

Briere was an ideal candidate for a buyout, especially as the season progressed. He had a very disappointing campaign with just six goals and 10 assists over 34 games, hardly enough production to justify his $6.5 million salary cap that was on the books for each of the next two seasons. With Briere turning 36 later this year, it didn't seem like a rebound would come.