Jaromir Jagr wasn't totally surprised that Michael Nylander was released from training camp.

He admitted it's hard to get a read on a player who was on a tryout when that player has missed four preseason games with a groin pull.

The idea when the Flyers brought Nylander in camp was to see if he could re-create the chemistry he once had in New York and Washington with Jagr.

Nylander didn't play a game and was injured for several of the key practices.

"I didn't even know he was [released]; I thought he was going to play tomorrow," Jagr said, referring to the Flyers' exhibition against the Rangers. "He was ready to play … Sometimes things happen.

"It's tough for him because he didn't get the chance. We played four games and he was injured. Just the wrong time. Maybe for him, this will be the best thing. Maybe someone will call him and offer him a job."