CALGARY–A 5-6-0 start and an anemic offense that has only scored 26 goals in 11-games will have to do without Jaromir Jagr for the fourth straight game as Calgary coach Glen Gulutzan announced after the morning skate that the right wing will not be playing when the Flames host Washington (5-5-1) Sunday night at the Saddledome.
Jagr was placed on injured reserve and has missed three games since leaving the Oct. 21 Flames loss to Minnesota with an unspecified lower body injury. Historically, and given the time of him being on injured reserve for a “lower body injury,” it has usually been one or both groin muscles that sidelined Jagr. Last season it was matching charley horses that slowed Jagr down this time of year, though he fought through it and played while other teammates in Florida sat on the sidelines. The year before that he missed his only three games of the year in late October due to the same problem area.
In Jagr’s absence the Flames topped Nashville 3-2 in a shootout Oct. 17 at Music City, but on the second game game of the road trip Oct. 19, lost 5-2 at St. Louis. Home ice was no advantaged for the Flames Friday night as they dropped a 2-1 decision to Dallas.
In five games with the Flames Jagr has two points and had points in the previous two games before leaving the Minnesota game.
The schedule is light this week for the Flames. After tonight the tour by the Metro division continues at the Saddledome when the Penguins visit Thursday, Nov. 2 and the New Jersey Devils visit Sunday, Nov. 5.
At a fan event in Calgary a long line of fans formed to get an autograph or picture with Jagr, so much so the line had to be cut off, a real disappointment to anyone who didn’t make the cut.
A message for our Czech readers.
In recent years Czech fans, either visiting from Europe or USA-based, have been seen wearing the #68 Czech national team jersey, wearing wigs like the Travelling Jagrs and waving the Czech flag. Most arenas will allow the flag if you wear it as a cape. Please visit the USA or Canada this year and feel free to write to me for advice on planning your trip. Air BnB is popular for those trying to get the most of their travel budget. Most NHL cities have other interesting things to visit to supplement your vacation to the USA and Canada with enriching experiences.
Assorted Jagr-related links:
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The NHL has several outlets to distribute news on the game and maintains player profile pages which include video highlights.
nhl.com and @nhl on twitter are two great options. Sign up for your favorite teams and get regular reports with them.
nhl.tv is the official page for the subcription service offered by the nhl. Never miss a Jagr game!
Canadian hockey outlets include
American hockey outlets include
Calgary Flames Website:
Some Jagr-related social media accounts:
@68Jagr on twitter. This is the real site, the one and only official Jaromir Jagr twitter account. Postings are rare, but worth the wait.
The two best Jagr facebook pages are:
This is the page Jagr posts on, if he is going to post at all. With 700,000+ followers, he doesn’t monitor the page that closely or answer messages, so don’t be offended.
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.
@NHLFlames is the official twitter of the Calgary Flames.
@EricFrancis writes for the @Calgaryherald.
The following Flames Bloggers should have some Jagr content this season:
@Zdenek_Janda Czech reporter who covers the NHL and reports on other news for the people of the Czech Republic, sometimes from the USA.
@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. Smid now covers international affairs but has remained friends with Jagr through the years. A good follow for his international news. The book is till available on Amazon and ebay, tells the early story of Jagr’s life and career through 1996. Comes with a nice replica autograph inside so don’t be fooled by claims that the book is hand-signed by Jagr unless there’s a second, smaller signature somewhere.
@NHLHistoryGirl This hockey lover shares interesting informational tidbits about hockey and the NHL in general from scholarly research on hockey. She gets an A+ and First Star from us. 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.
Quant Hockey: Career stats updated game by game by a hockey lover in Europe. Site enables you to find career leaders in any offensive category by clicking on the category you are researching.
@rytiriKladno The Kladno Hockey Club: Before coming to the NHL Jagr played for this team in the Czech league as a teenager. Now he owns the team. It’s in Czech but some devices can translate to English. Follow them at:
@HockeyCzech National organization for hockey in the Czech Republic.
@hokej.cz is another Czech hockey site
@deniksport very interested in Jagr and have several reporters who file stories on the Legend.
Tomas Pokorny is a Czech hockey reporter and worth a twitter follow: @topicek
TRAVELLING JAGRS links
@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. This is the official site for the group but is the personal twitter for Dallas Stars Jagr, aka Trevor Freeman
Speaking of pictures or any other inquiries–write to the Travelling Jagrs directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also follow them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/695821573799933/
Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter