INJURY UPDATE: JAGR EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY IN DETROIT
After a night of silence, Jaromir Jagr, who left Friday’s game against the New York Islanders, was seen on the ice in a normal jersey for today’s practice session prior to the team leaving for a five game road trip that starts Sunday in Detroit. Panthers TV play by play man Steve Goldstein and beat writer Harvey FIalkhov tweeted about Jagr’s participation for today’s workout. The story from nhl.com is below:
We now return to our normal activity.
SUNRISE–After nine straight shooters scored in a shootout, Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo stopped Josh Bailey to give the Panthers a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders Friday night at the BB&T Center. Aleksander scored for the Panthers in the fifth frame for the margin of victory. The win evened Florida’s record to 2-2-1 on the homestand they just completed and leveled their season record at 9-9-4.
Brandon Pirri scored a goal from the top of the right circle with the defense backing toward the Islanders net. Pirri’s hard shot was deflected in by an Isalnder. Jaromir Jagr got an assist on the goal after hitting Pirri in stride with a pass. It was Jagr’s 10th assist of the season and raised his team leading point total to 18. It was also career assist 1090 and career point 1820. Here are Friday night’s highlights from nhl.com:
Jagr’s night was shortened after a collision with a Panther and no reason was offered by the team after he skated a few shifts in the third. Updates on his condition will provided after he his reviewed by Florida’s medical team.
Today’s graphic is from an article in the Canadian magazine Sportsnet, which is previewed in links after the Jagr-O-Meter and the updated Atlantic Division standings.
There’s was a lot of excitement and commentary on Twitter regarding the sportsnet article. Thanks to the page followers who have tried to send me the link in email and tweet. The efforts will continue. One person was able to buy the on-line edition. Maybe we can master this internet thing.
Sportsnet magazine, in Canada, has an article on Jagr, which is previewed at this link:
Assorted Jagr-related links:
Florida Panthers 2015-16 Media Guide
Florida Panthers Team website: http://www.floridapanthers.com
Some Jagr-related social media accounts:
@68Jagr This is the real site, the one and only official Jaromir Jagr twitter account. Postings are rare.
The two best Jagr facebook pages are: https://www.facebook.com/68Jagr/ This is the page Jagr posts on, if he is going to post at all.
Another good facebook page is one produced by someone in the Czech Republic. It has more than 100,000 likes. This is not the official page, but it is very good.
@FlaPanthers and @FLAPanthersPR The official twitter accounts for news about the team.
@dougielarge Doug Cifu, few owners in sports relate to the fans as much as this man who interacts with fans and media on twitter.
@goldieonice — Steve Goldstein, TV play-by-play of the Panthers. Brings all those exciting highlights to life.
@DenisPotvinFox — NHL Hall of Famer Denis Potvin works along side Goldstein in the booth.
@HeyRedDeer color man Randy Moller who left the radio booth to help Goldstein and Potvin on TV.
@GeorgeRichards Panthers beat writer for the Miami Herald.
@HFialkov Panthers beat writer for the Sun Sentinel
@AntwanStaley Includes Panthers coverage in his all sports all the time reports
twitter for Cats On the Prowl, offering detailed reviews of Panthers games and more.
@SunshineSkate twitter for The Sunshine Skate, another blog with special emphasis on advanced stats and charts that will make you dizzy.
@Zdenek_Janda US-based Czech reporter who covers the NHL and reports on other news for the people of the Czech Republic.
@Jsmidcro Jan Smid was a US-based Czech reporter who collaborated on “Jagr”, an autobiography in the late 90’s detailing Jagr’s early life and career in the NHL.
@NHLHistoryGirl This hockey loving woman shares interesting informational tidbits about hockey and the NHL in general. How does she do it?
@MyRegularFace She’s another gem. Watches lots of games and gets up GIFs faster than nhl.com or anyone else out there.
@HockeyCzech National organization for hockey in the Czech Republic.
@68isgr8 is the twitter for The Traveling Jagrs. Clad in different Jagr jerseys and hair styles from 68’s career, they gained league-wide recognition when they caught Jagr’s attention during a pre-game skate of a Dallas Stars game in Canada during the 2012-2013 season. Since then, they convene at games in Western Canada and make a road trip or two every year, playing street hockey with locals, posing for hundreds of pictures, and having a good time with fans while honoring an all-time NHL legend.
Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter
https://twitter.com/CruisingRay or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM