Jaromir Jagr Injury: Updates on Bruins Star's Status

Alex Ballentine@Ballentine_AlexFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2013

Jun 17, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) skates with the puck against Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) during the third period in game three of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins star Jaromir Jagr suffered a leg injury during the first period of Game 6 in the Stanley Cup finals. 

UPDATE: Monday, June 24, at 10:23 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

With Boston's season on the line, Jagr is gutting it out according to Matt Kalman of CBSBostonSports.com:

As notes Jesse Spector of Sporting News notes, he looked just fine in his first shift back:

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UPDATE: Monday, June 24, at 9:38 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

Jagr briefly returned for the second period as Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe noted:

But less than a minute into the period, Jagr once again was forced to leave (via Darren Dreger of TSN):

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According to Kevin Paul Dupont of Boston.com, Jagr limped off the ice at the nine-minute mark in the first period. 

Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston reported that Jagr was taken back to the locker room soon after the injury. 

The Bruins were up 1-0 when Jagr was forced out of the game. He had registered just over three minutes of time on the ice.

The 41-year-old's injury comes at the worst of times for Boston. Down 3-2 in the Stanley Cup finals, the Bruins are faced with elimination in Game 6. 

Jagr has been a key addition for the Bruins this season. He has averaged just over 18 minutes of ice time per game throughout the postseason with 10 assists in 21 games played.

The Bruins added the aging veteran during the season via a trade with the Dallas Stars that sent Jagr to Boston in exchange for two prospects and two draft picks, according to TSN.

Jagr not only adds extra scoring punch to the Bruins attack, but he also brings championship experience. He was a Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992.  With his appearance in this year's Stanley Cup finals, he is the only player in history to play on the grand stage as a teenager and again after turning 40 years old. 

Be sure to check back with this page for the latest updates on the future Hall of Famer as information about his status becomes available.