Voracek reunited with Jagr

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The Flyers' Jakub Voracek. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Flyers winger Jake Voracek will be re-united with his boyhood idol, Jaromir Jagr.

Both were among the players selected to the Czech Republic Olympic team Monday.They were Flyers teammates two years ago.

Jagr, 41, now with the New Jersey Devils, will be on his FIFTH Olympic team; he helped the Czechs win gold in 1998.

Flyers defenseman Mark Streit was named to the Swiss Olympic team on Monday.

Left winger Michael Raffl had earlier been selected to Austria's Olympic squad.

Look for center Claude Giroux to be named to Team Canada on Tuesday.

Injury updates. Raffl practiced in Voorhees Monday and appears ready to face New Jersey on Tuesday. The left winger has missed one game because of a concussion.

Winger Matt Read, who apparently has a head injury, did not practice Monday and is expected to miss Tuesday’s game.

Breakaways..The Flyers are 4-1 on the trip….Defenseman Erik Gustafsson (knee) skated Monday but will not be ready to face the Devils…..Ray Emery blanked the Devils, 1-0, on Nov. 2, then lost to the Devils five nights later, 3-0, including an empty-net goal…. After facing New Jersey on Tuesday, the Flyers are home Wednesday against Montreal...Former Flyer D-man Lukas Krajicek (remember him?) was among the players chosen for the Czech Republic Olympic team.

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