One of the better early moments of the 2012 Winter Classic turned a bit sour when Jaromir Jagr suffered an injury while splitting the New York Rangers defense. Jagr said that he didn’t expect to miss much time with the issue and it appears he might be right; Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that he’ll miss a week to 10 days.
Initially it seemed that it was a calf injury, but Holmgren labelled it as a “mild left groin strain” according to CSNPhilly.com’s Sarah Baicker.
That might cause some hemming and hawing in some circles, but functionally it’s an injury that would inhibit his skating in one way or another. If that 7-10 day window is accurate, then Jagr could miss this range of games:
Thursday, Jan. 5: home vs. Chicago
Saturday, Jan. 7: home vs. Ottawa
Sunday, Jan. 8: away vs. Ottawa
Tuesday, Jan. 10: away vs. Carolina
Thursday, Jan. 12: away vs. Islanders
Obviously, rehabbing injuries is an inexact science, so he could miss more or less than four to five games. Either way, it’s a workable situation for the Flyers as they’ve already played four contests without Jagr this season.