Left game in second period... all bets are off going forward... probably will be playing safe I'd think and go slow bringing him back in future, or maybe he made it worse and we are looking at a longer time off. In any event, don't count on him for Saturday a MSG.
... Of course all the above after his leaving game in second period is merely my take... so who knows?
Yup, no go for Saturday. Was looking forward to it but oh well, what could you do.
Jagr removed himself from Wednesday’s game against the Islanders five minutes into the second period.
He did not return and said he won’t play in the Flyers’ Black Friday matinee against Montreal and will also sit out Saturday’s game in New York.
“We got two games and then five days off,” Jagr said. “I think I’m not going to play those two games and make sure when I come back I want to come back strong.”
Things began well for him in the first period, Jagr said.
“I didn’t feel the pain,” he said. “Then, in the second period during a power play, they forced the puck and I chased it. I was in a bad position and stretched [the groin] too much. I injured it again. I pulled the same muscle again.”
On his next shift, he took a pass from Claude Giroux, tried to go for a breakaway, he said, but felt the tugging in his groin again.
There is not an organization worse than the Flyers when it comes to dealing with injuries. Instead of sitting him out for an extra game against meaningless team, they insert him into the line-up and look what happens.
Jagr is 39 years old. His durability isn't like it used to be. Now, it would not surprise me if this injury turns out to be worse than what it originally was.
Sit him the two games, and a couple more after, just to be sure
It's not how it works. You never know when you are ready when it comes to muscle pulls because you change your stride and walk due to the pain caused by the injury. You never regain 100% fitness until you start running and skating again and pushing your muscles to compete level again
It's not as cut and dry as people think. It's all about how you return, not how soon