Lamoriello: No timetable on Jagr rejoining Devils

Friday, 09.13.2013 / 12:58 PM | Mike G. Morreale  - NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr is dealing with lower-body soreness and will not rejoin the team until he is 100 percent, general manager Lou Lamoriello told reporters at AmeriHealth Pavilion on Friday.

"There's no timetable," Lamoriello told the (Newark) Star-Ledger. "But we're not concerned."

Jagr did not participate in Friday's scrimmage during the second day of training camp. Lamoriello said the 41-year-old will continue to skate lightly on his own until he feels good enough to rejoin the team for contact. According to The (Bergen) Record, Lamoriello acknowledged there is no indication from the player or team trainers that the soreness will sideline him very long.

Jagr left the ice during the early stages of his session of practice Thursday and didn't return. At that time, coach Peter DeBoer informed the media that he had "general soreness."

Jagr was signed to a one-year contract by the Devils this summer after the team lost forwards Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson. He ranks 34th all-time in NHL games played (1,391), 10th in goals (681), 12th in assists (1,007) and eighth in points (1,688). His career spans 19 seasons with six teams, five from the Eastern Conference.

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