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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.

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