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Panthers' Jaromir Jagr leaves game vs. Avs with lower body injury

Thursday, October 29, 2015 10:26:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Jaromir Jagr's performance for the Florida Panthers has been one of the most amazing stories of the young NHL season, if for no other reason than he's still averaging a point per game even though he's four years older than any other player in the league.

The problem with still playing in the NHL at 43 is that injuries might be an issue, and on Tuesday night Jagr had to leave the Panthers' game against the Colorado Avalanche with what the team is calling a "lower body injury."

Jagr played just 2:30 over four shifts being exiting the game in the first period.

The Panthers did not reveal what exactly the injury is, but according to David Dwork of CBS Miami it is a hamstring injury.

Since arriving in Florida last season in a trade with the New Jersey Devils Jagr had been playing on a line with Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau, a trio that has been one of the most productive in the NHL. The Panthers were already playing without Barkov as he is currently sidelined with a hand injury.

Jagr entered play Tuesday with 10 points (six goals, four assists) in eight games. His career in the NHL started before 35 percent of the players that have appeared in at least one game this season were born.

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