It is unclear when he'll be able to return.
The goal was Briere's 300th career goal and also his first of the season. He scored 13 goals in 69 games for the Montreal Canadiens last season.
The 36-year-old Briere, who is heading into the final year of his contract, had 13 goals and 12 assists in 69 games with the Canadiens last season. Briere, who has also played for Phoenix, Buffalo, and Philadelphia, joined the Canadiens as a free agent on July 4, 2013.