Dodged bullets for Jagr, Ekman-Larsson?

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On the first night back from the All-Star break, at least two playoff hopefuls (seemingly) breathed sighs of relief when it came to injuries.

(The key word is seemingly, as you never know when something ends up being a problem despite early optimism.)

As fun as things were during All-Star weekend for Jaromir Jagr, the veteran repeatedly said that he wanted to rest instead. He didn’t finish the Florida Panthers’ win against the Washington Capitals, but it sounds like Florida was just playing it safe:

The Arizona Coyotes had a reason to worry when Los Angeles Kings blueliner Luke Schenn delivered a hard hit on Oliver Ekman-Larsson:

Once again, good news – at least for now – is that OEL managed to return:

There’s always a chance that both players may miss some time. Still, at the moment, things might work out in each case.