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Jagr reportedly to sit out Devils' scrimmage

Friday, 09.13.2013 / 10:10 AM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / Training Camp 2013 blog

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Jagr reportedly to sit out Devils' scrimmage

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr reportedly will sit out Friday's scheduled controlled scrimmage on the second day of training camp at the AmeriHealth Pavilion.

Jagr left the ice on the first day of on-ice activity Thursday with soreness. At the time, coach Peter DeBoer didn't seem worried.

"I'm not overly concerned about it, but because time is definitely on our side we'll err on the side of caution," DeBoer said Thursday.

Jagr was not available to speak to the media after leaving during the early stages of his session Thursday. He was skating on a line with center Travis Zajac and left wing Patrik Elias.

"I think there are different types of soreness; it's a different level when you step out onto the ice and it's not the first time I've dealt with guys who had aches and pains on the first day," DeBoer said. "It's a long summer and especially with the older guys. It sometimes takes a little longer for the body to get used to things that quickly."

Jagr was signed to a one-year contract by the Devils after the team lost forwards Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson during the offseason.

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