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After groin spearing, Jagr could be back sooner than expected

Jan 5, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT

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Seeing Jaromir Jagr unable to finish up at the Winter Classic was tough to watch, but after the Flyers announced he had a calf injury that kept him out of action, it was understandable.

Jagr updated his condition today telling CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio that it wasn’t his calf that a Penguins player speared last week, but his groin instead.

Uh… Ouch.

Jagr also tells Panaccio that he’s feeling better and could be back in action sooner than thought.

“Only way I feel pain is when I push my leg all the way,” he said. “That was in the game. Today, I felt fine but it’s only practice and I don’t [extend] … I have at least two more practice days and it heals quick.”

Remember it was Jagr’s groin that hampered his play earlier this year and was again an injury initially thought to keep him out of action for a bit of time only to see him miss just over a week.

While Jagr is out of action, the Flyers promoted Matt Read to his line alongside Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell. Read has done well this year as a rookie scoring 12 goals and providing a spark on the team’s second and third line at times this year. Read is no Jagr, but as long as Jagr is bothered by his groin the Flyers are in good hands (groins?) with Read.

  1. donttouchthedirtypenny - Jan 5, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Well, folks it’s been confirmed. Jagr has no balls.

  2. matthewmacisaac - Jan 6, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    I didn’t see Jagr get speared in the Pittsburgh game but I did see Talbot get speared in the sack in that game (not called). Add to the two spearings two blatant high sticks that were not called and tell me, what does it take for a Penguins player to get called for a penalty? The refs must look to the Pens awful announcers to see if a penalty should be called. Didn’t the refs get the memo, Crosby isn’t on ice and doesn’t need their protection. I guess Bettman wants to insure the Penguins are in striking distance in case Crosby does come back.

    • elmhurstmoop - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:42 PM

      So right I hate the Penns they never get called for any penalties. They always are getting into big fights like last year with the islanders. There just a dirty team who never gets called, so oppents have to fight back. How many time does Sid-the-punk grab someones stick and act like he’s getting hooked he did that a ton in the playoffs a few years ago. I still can’t belive he’s the leagues poster child. He a crybaby punk.

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