TORONTO — As a 41-year-old, future Hall-of-Famer, and two-time Stanley Cup winner, Jaromir Jagr believed he had experienced the full spectrum of being a professional hockey player. That was before an illness knocked him out of the final two regular-season games.
“That’s the first time that’s ever happened to me,” Jagr said. “I couldn’t do anything for 5-6 days. I lost a lot of weight. I still don’t feel good. I’ve felt better every game. [Monday], I felt a little better. But I’m still not strong like I want to be.”