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The Daily: Emulating Red Wings Howe, Jagr Suits Up At 50; Crosby for Hart?

Illness on team convinces Jagr to suit up for short-staffed club



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NHL legend Jaromir Jagr, 50, made his Czech League season debut on Sunday.

When Jaromir Jagr suggested his plan was to play the game as long as Detroit Red Wings icon Gordie Howe did, he wasn’t kidding.

As it turns out, Jagr, 50, isn’t done playing just yet. The hockey legend is back in the pro game, and as is his custom, is delivering the goods.

Sunday, Jagr suited up for Kladno in a Czech Ice Hockey Championship game against Liberec. Although Kladno lost 7-3, Jagr was doing his part. He drew assists on two of three Kladno goals while skating just over 15 minutes of ice time. Jagr nearly scored. His shot hit the post, with teammate Tomáš Filippi slamming the rebound into the net.

An illness ripping through the Kladno lineup left the team shorthanded. Jagr, who owns the club, was making the decision to suit up for action.

“My start was absolutely not planned,” Jagr explained to “There were 10 of us at training on Friday, 12 on Saturday. There was a threat of suspension, because Liberec did not want to postpone our match. I didn’t want it to end up like that, so I went for it.”

Mr. Hockey was 51 years old when he played his final NHL game with the Hartford Whalers in 1980.

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Detroit is returning home to face the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday (7 pm ET at Little Caesars Arena). The Red Wings have won two in a row and five of the last seven games from the Hurricanes.

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