Jaromir Jagr Injury Update: James Van Riemsdyk Expected To Fill In For Jagr

The Philadelphia Flyers came up short in the 2012 Winter Classic on Monday, losing 3-2 to the New York Rangers, who they are currently chasing for first place in the Atlantic Division.

They lost more than the game with the defeat, as forward Jaromir Jagr left the game in the second period and missed practice on Tuesday. It was announced that Jagr has a groin strain and is expected to miss 7-10 days. He is third on the team in points behind Claude Giroux (46 points) and Scott Hartnell (35) and has a plus-12.

More: Rangers defeat Flyers 3-2 in Winter Classic.

According to Flyers beat reporter Sam Carchidi, James van Riemsdyk is likely to inherit the bulk of top line playing time in Jagr's absence. Van Riemsdyk filled in when Jagr removed himself from the Winter Classic and Flyers coach Peter Laviolette later reported he liked what he saw from JVR on Monday.

For more Philadelphia Flyers coverage, visit our team page or our blog Broad Street Hockey.

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