Nothing is ever set in stone with Flyers coach Peter Laviolette.

Quite often, his starting line to open a game changes the next shift out.

So it's hard to make much of his line switch-ups in practice Saturday as the Flyers prepare to face the New Jersey Devils on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Yet it appears safe to say that James van Riemsdyk, who returned late in the Pittsburgh series from a broken foot and played sparingly, is gearing up for more ice time against the Devils with a new line.

Danny Briere lost Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds. They are now skating with Matt Read with Schenn in the middle.

Briere will start the series between JVR and Jakub Voracek.