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Jaromir Jagr is banged up … again

Mar 6, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT

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Jaromir Jagr‘s stay in Philadelphia has been about as splendid as any reasonable person could expect. Unfortunately, he’s “fitting in” with his Flyers teammates by regularly showing up in injury reports.

The latest ailment appears to be a hip injury, which the team describes as a day-to-day issue.

Little day-to-day tweaks have been a pain for Jagr and the Flyers this season. A nagging groin injury was the primary cause of his woes, but the bottom line is that he already missed nine contests with smaller problems. It makes you wonder if the team might give some pause to re-signing the 40-year-old veteran, especially if Jagr demands a two-year deal.

In other Flyers injury news, the team reports that Jakub Voracek received stitches to his “upper and lower mouth area” and much like Jagr, he’ll be re-evaluated on Wednesday. It’s tough not to think “concussion” when you watch that mind-blowing hit via the freight train known as Niklas Kronwall, but we’ll need to wait and see.

On the bright side, the Flyers managed to hang on and beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on the night that they retired Mark Howe’s No. 2 jersey.

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  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Mar 6, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Alright O’Brien. Let’s not twist this to make it seem that Jags health issues was the reason he got hurt. He had his knee/leg whipped around. It put Jags in an awkard situation and they showed the replay on during CSN Philly’s broadcast. It had nothing to do with him ‘being old’ or ‘fragile.’

    • alexb64 - Mar 6, 2012 at 11:58 PM

      While it does neglect to mention the circumstances directly responsible for the injury, it would also be fair for The Flyers to be concerned given Jagr’s history with lower body injuries, including his hip. It may have been just a random moment that causes it, but the long term ramifications & Jagr’s ability to recover at 40 is a legit concern.

  2. hartsy19 - Mar 7, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Let 68 rest for the remainder of the regular season. There’s no denying he’s banged up, and with the amount of injuries the Flyers have suffered this season, he needs to be healthy for the playoffs.

  3. blastfurnaceknows - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    It’s just nice to see that bad things sometimes do happen to bad people.
    Let him sit . . . forever.

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