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Super (injury) Tuesday in the NHL

With 12 games on tap and the race for a playoff spot heating up in the NHL, the injury bug was lurking around the league on Tuesday night as several key players were forced to leave their team's game.

Lupul, Jagr among players forced to leave early

The face of Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek says it all after leaving the game against the Red Wings on Tuesday following a hit from Nicklas Kronwall. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

With 12 games on tap and the race for a playoff spot heating up in the NHL, the injury bug was lurking around the league on Tuesday night as several key players were forced to leave their team's game.

Below is a list of players did not return to action for their team, players that returned are italicized:

New York RangersBrandon Dubinsky (hand)

Ottawa Senators: Colin Greening (not specified)

Philadelphia FlyersJaromir Jagr (suspected groin injury), Jakub Voracek (upper body injury)

Tampa Bay LightningMathieu Garon (undisclosed lower body)

Toronto Maple LeafsJoffrey Lupul (upper body), Colby Armstrong (upper body)