Claude Giroux, Danny Briere to Berlin

Centers Claude Giroux and Danny Briere of the Philadelphia Flyers are both Berlin-bound in the German hockey league for the duration of the NHL lockout.

Veteran agent Pat Brisson of CAA Sports, who represents both players, confirmed the signings to EPSN.com.

Giroux, third in NHL scoring last season with 93 points (28-65), also had interest from teams in Russia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, but chose Berlin.

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