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Czech star nursing hip injury

Updated: September 9, 2004, 5:03 PM ET
By Jagr nursing hip injury | Associated Press

TORONTO -- Jaromir Jagr sat out practice Thursday but hopes to be ready when the Czech Republic plays Canada in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.

Jagr wants to work out Friday before deciding if he can play in Saturday's semifinal at Air Canada Centre.

"We hope he can play," coach Vladimir Ruzicka said. "If not, we'll use Radek Dvorak."

Jagr hurt his hip in the team's tournament opener against Finland but has played despite the injury. He has one goal and one assist in four ...

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