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Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr leaves game with injury @NHLdotcom

Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr left the game against the Colorado Avalanche in the first period Tuesday with a lower-body injury.

Jagr played 2:24 on his first three shifts in the first period, then didn't step on the ice again for more than nine minutes. He came back at 17:38 but played six seconds before leaving.

"I think it's a groin or hip, something minor," Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said. "Hopefully tomorrow he's fine."

Florida was already without center Aleksander Barkov, Jagr's linemate, who is sidelined 2-4 weeks because of a broken hand.

Vincent Trocheck had two goals and an assist, and Reilly Smith had a goal and an assist for Florida in its 4-1 win.

"Losing Barkov, then losing Jagr today, we need a little bit more from everybody," Panthers center Jussi Jokinen said. "We got it tonight."

Jagr leads the Panthers with six goals and 10 points. His 728 NHL goals are three behind Marcel Dionne for fourth place.

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