PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 1: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates during practice for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Jaromir Jagr Injured, Listed As Day-To-Day After Aggravating Leg In Winter Classic

Jaromir Jagr is listed as day-to-day with a leg injury after he stopped playing in the second period of Monday's Winter Classic.

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Jaromir Jagr Injury: Leg Swelling Forced Flyers Forward Out Of Winter Classic

It was a little strange, seeing the clearly injured Jaromir Jagr sitting on the bench throughout Monday's Winter Classic. But there he was, just riding the pine all day instead of hopping the boards and playing the game with his Philadelphia Flyers teammates.

He played just 7:09 in total, and he didn't take a single shift after about the five minute mark of the second period. What ailed the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer, exactly?

"Last game in Pittsburgh, I got speared in my leg and it was a little bit swelling," Jagr said after the Flyers 3-2 loss in at Citizens Bank Park. Late in the first period, it was getting worse and worse. I wanted to come back. I tried. I just couldn't skate 100 percent. I couldn't help my teammates."

Okay, fine. It happens. But why were you on the bench the whole time if you couldn't play?

"I was hoping maybe a power play, five-on-three or something like that, and I just want to be with my teammates. ... And you never know. Maybe we get a shot at a 5-on-3 and you don't have to skate that much. But I wanted to be with my teammates there."

General manager Paul Holmgren listed Jagr as day-to-day, and the Czech legend says he hopes to be back soon.

For more on this year's Winter Classic, head over to SB Nation's Rangers blog Blueshirt Banter and Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey. For everything Winter Classic in the build-up to the game, head over to our NHL Winter Classic StoryStream.

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Jaromir Jagr Injury: Flyers Forward On Bench But Not Playing At Winter Classic

When Jaromir Jagr walked to the locker room -- or clubhouse, whatever -- at Citizens Bank Park during the first period of the Winter Classic, it seemed to just be an equipment issue. Maybe he needed a skate fix or something.

When the Flyers returned to the ice for the second period, Jagr followed his teammates out about a minute late, and only took a handful of shifts early in the period, he remained on the bench for most of the action as several other Flyers replaced him on the top line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.

Jagr returned to the bench for the third period, but doesn't appear to be involved in the mix for the Flyers at all. The Flyers could use him, too, as they've fallen behind the New York Rangers, 3-2, in the third period.

For more on this year's Winter Classic, head over to SB Nation's Rangers blog Blueshirt Banter and Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey. For everything Winter Classic in the build-up to the game, head over to our NHL Winter Classic StoryStream.

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