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by Paul on 01/08/07 at 09:09 AM ET
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
Jagr doesn’t talk about the shoulder that he himself damaged in a supreme moment of folly in the Game 1 playoff blowout loss to the Devils. He doesn’t make excuses. But when cross-examined by The Post on Thursday, he reluctantly admitted, that, yes, there’s a problem.
“It isn’t injured, but it isn’t strong and I can’t do the work I have to do in order to make it stronger because of all the games,” Jagr said. “I’m almost 10 pounds lighter myself than I was last year because I couldn’t do anything over the summer. I feel small, and that’s not my game.
“And don’t forget, when they did the surgery, they tightened everything inside the shoulder, so I don’t have full range of motion. If I could do three or four hours of work on it a day, then maybe it could get to where it needs to be. But I can’t, because then I wouldn’t be able to play….
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