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After groin spearing, Jagr could be back sooner than expected

2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Practice Sessions

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 1: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates during practice for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

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Seeing Jaromir Jagr unable to finish up at the Winter Classic was tough to watch, but after the Flyers announced he had a calf injury that kept him out of action, it was understandable.

Jagr updated his condition today telling’s Tim Panaccio that it wasn’t his calf that a Penguins player speared last week, but his groin instead.

Uh... Ouch.

Jagr also tells Panaccio that he’s feeling better and could be back in action sooner than thought.

“Only way I feel pain is when I push my leg all the way,” he said. “That was in the game. Today, I felt fine but it’s only practice and I don’t [extend] … I have at least two more practice days and it heals quick.”

Remember it was Jagr’s groin that hampered his play earlier this year and was again an injury initially thought to keep him out of action for a bit of time only to see him miss just over a week.

While Jagr is out of action, the Flyers promoted Matt Read to his line alongside Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell. Read has done well this year as a rookie scoring 12 goals and providing a spark on the team’s second and third line at times this year. Read is no Jagr, but as long as Jagr is bothered by his groin the Flyers are in good hands (groins?) with Read.