Although he missed the Flyers’ trip to Winnipeg this weekend (poor guy) with a lower-body injury, we suspect that Jaromir Jagr will do all he can to return very, very soon.
The Flyers’ opponents that start this week — the Carolina Hurricanes Monday and the New York Islanders on Wednesday — are two of three franchises against whom he has scored more than 100 career regular-season points.
The Flyers’ right wing has already rung up Carolina (who were the Hartford Whalers when he broke into the NHL) for a pair of goals in one game this season, and a pair of assists in another. He has yet to get his gloved hands on the Isles in 2011.
By the way, the Flyers are 70-25-18 all-time against the Hurricanes/Whalers. They have won 10 of the last 11 games with them and are 17-1-3 in the last 21 meetings.