Fantasy Spin: Injury forces Jagr out of lineup

Friday, 11.18.2011 / 12:33 AM

By Sergei J. Feldman - Staff Writer / Fantasy Spin Blog

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Fantasy Spin: Injury forces Jagr out of lineup
A 39-year-old who hasn't played in the NHL since 2007-08 shouldn't be a point-per-game player, right?

Jaromir Jagr
Right Wing - PHI
GOALS: 6 | ASST: 11 | PTS: 17
SOG: 44 | +/-: 7
Wrong. Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jaromir Jagr has surprised many with his consistent play through 18 games, in which he's amassed 17 points, a plus-7 rating, 10 PIMs and 44 shots.

Given his unlikey production, Jagr has evolved into a fantasy hockey gem for many owners or, worst case, a more-than-capable complimentary piece for many rosters. The Cinderella story took an unfortunate turn Thurdsday night, as the future Hall-of-Famer suffered a lower-body injury early in the game against the Phoenix Coyotes.

The good news is that the injury is not believed to be serious, at least according to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. However, Jagr has dealt with lower-body injuries in the past and they tend to be nagging. Moreoever, Jagr is 39 years old.

Fantasy owners need not panic and should remain patient while the injury becomes more clear. Sooner rather than later the early exit from the game could be but an afterthought. 
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