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Jagr doesn’t want a rest before the playoffs

Apr 23, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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Even if the Boston Bruins end up with a game or two that mean nothing in the standings, 41-year-old Jaromir Jagr still wants to play.

“If I’m healthy I want to play,” said Jagr, per “I feel more tired when I rest. I have to play all the time. I have to practice a lot, and I have to play.

“My body is kind of different. I get tired when I have a rest. I would rather play two games. If it was a double-header like in baseball, I would feel the best.

“Too bad there are no doubleheaders in hockey. I’d be the best. I would feel even better in the second game.”

Of course, with four games left in their regular season, the Bruins do have something to play for — first place in the Northeast Division. Boston and Montreal are tied with 59 points, with the B’s having a game in hand.

Boston is the only team in the NHL that’s played just 44 times. Last Monday, the Bruins’ game against the Ottawa Senators was postponed until this coming Sunday because of the Boston Marathon bombings.

What it means is four games in six days (starting tonight in Philadelphia) for a team that’s already been battling fatigue in April.

If Jagr doesn’t need the rest, someone else might.

Related: In one season, Jaromir Jagr left his mark on Flyers

  1. hockeywithdrawal - Apr 23, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Lucic should be well rested at least.

    • jeff2000m - Apr 23, 2013 at 9:36 PM

      U are a schmuck!!!

  2. JoeAvg - Apr 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    I believe him. Does he still run up and down the steps around the arena for a pregame warmup?

  3. jpelle82 - Apr 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    best treatment for arthritis is to keep yourself moving i heard. he’s carrying a good amount of weight around too, he’s playing at 230-240 lbs. i guess it makes sense to stay on your feet if you’re 41 and playing at such a high level.

  4. jcmeyer10 - Apr 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Other wise I’m just a dude spraying Deer Antler spray on myself for no reason and that’s just weird.

    (I am a Bruins fan but I can’t pass up a joke here).

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