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Jagr could play ‘any day now’ for Devils

Sep 21, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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The wait for Jaromir Jagr to make his first game appearance in a New Jersey Devils uniform continues.

But it doesn’t seem like it will be much longer.

Jagr, 41, has been skating on his own since coming down with “lower-body soreness” since the start of training camp. There hasn’t been much, if any, concern surrounding his condition; at this point it’s been mostly precautionary.

“In my mind, it could be any day now,” said Devils head coach Pete DeBoer, as per the team’s website. “He’s getting that close.”

Ryane Clowe is also being designated as “day-to-day” after suffering a charley horse in Thursday’s exhibition game against the Islanders.

“I’m not concerned long-term, but don’t want to take any chances with it,” said DeBoer.

  1. blomfeld - Sep 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    ‘lower-body’ soreness = hemorrhoids !

    to hell with Jagger, as he’s already had his day in the sun … great guy, great player, thanks for the memories, but enough already with the geezer reports ! … what people ‘want & need’ to know about is what our ‘favorite’ team is up to ? … could Doughty have his eyes on an 80 point season ? … could Quick be contemplating 20 x shutouts this year ? … could Carter have designs on the Rocket Richard trophy ? … those are the things that people ‘care’ about and which they demand answers to from PHT right now !

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • amaleader - Sep 22, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      excuse me mam…. stfu u suck hahah

  2. Stiller43 - Sep 22, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    LA kings suck

    • blomfeld - Sep 22, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      Amaleader & Stiller sitting in a tree … K-I-S-S-I-N-G ! :)

  3. slysipops - Sep 22, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    great comparrison vid blomfeld! JAGGY does look like ELVIS with the chops and fu ! as for any-day -now…i have read on other sites and pages how YAMMY couldn’t get enough ice time ,and asked if he could work out on home ice after games were done . so now we have ” lower body soreness ” or old age maybe ? being an old fart i am biased for the older players…to a point, BUT,when IT’S TIME…IT’S TIME! i still do a little rat hockey with some guys, and would love to still do a little league play…but then reality set in and the truth tells me…..YOU CAN’T KEEP UP WITH THE KIDS ANYMORE ! some of these general managers trying to fill seats with a name and reputation, need to realize that stuff only goes so far

    • blomfeld - Sep 22, 2013 at 11:04 PM

      Slysipops – Unlike that ‘flake’ Ovechkin, your man Jagr is ‘good’ people who could ‘walk the walk’ with the very best of them. Today the sun is setting on his playing career, however that’s not a cause for concern. He was a ‘true’ SC champion (91&92) and he’ll forever be remembered as such, in addition to his many other terrific accomplishments both on and off the ice. :)

      *** Special ‘executive’ video selection for Slysipops ***

      • slysipops - Sep 23, 2013 at 11:59 AM

        LOL! again BLOMFELD, you are too much ! you must have a ton of these old flicks at your disposal ? actually i am not a true JAGR fan, but, i do respect him for his past accomplishments etc. I AM A BLACKHAWKS FAN ….. have been for many ,many years! i was born in CHI-TOWN but have made a few moves over the years. i saw a sports show years ago with a JAGR interview. he told the announcer that as a youth, his father had him doing 1000 squats a day to get his legs ready for future hockey playing …imagine doing that! of course they probably didn’t have television in CHECKOSLOVAKIA then …so what else to do ! over the years i have played some rat with some JUNIORS and 2 NHLers ( BLACKHAWKS at the time ….. SERGI KRIVOCRASOV and REED SIMPSON) and some real great amatures. you wouldn’t believe the difference in the NHLers from the others ( at least in those days) …and those guys were not in the superstar class!

      • blomfeld - Sep 24, 2013 at 1:31 AM

        Slysipops – I hear ya man regarding the ‘superior’ level of not only NHL’ers, but as well those who aspire to be counted among their ranks. Anyway, I tip my hat to you for being a Hawk’s fan. You guys ‘completely’ deserved your victory last year and truth be known, I was pulling for you people like ‘crazy’ last June. You guys beat us Kings ‘fair and square’ and you were clearly the better team. Nonetheless, be advised that we’ve now since ‘reformed’ and we’re on the march again to take back ‘that’ which is ours ! Be ready friend, cause we’re a com’n fur ya ! :)

  4. slysipops - Sep 24, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    okay BLOMFELD, thanks for the warning! keep plenty of water on hand for the troops! hopefully HAABEEBOOLAN was a worthwhile signing ( i’m not too keen on him ) . one of the new goalies ( ANTI ??? ) looked good though ,so if the BOOLIN WALL FALLS maybe the kid can back up CRAWFORD . center position could be a small worry. hopefully HADZUS come back strong and PIRRI looked pretty good ! your pal SI ! ……….yours ’til the US drinks CANADA dry ! ……

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