Report: Jaromir Jagr to test free-agent waters
Winger Jaromir Jagr plans to explore his options in free agency, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Monday on Twitter.
Jaromir Jagr enjoyed Phildadelphia, but plans on testing free agency. Also plans to change training to shed some lbs and get faster.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 18, 2012
Dreger’s report is an apparent step back in the negotiations between Jagr and the Philadelphia Flyers. On June 8, the Philadelphia Daily News reported that the team and the 40-year-old Jagr were “on track” to reach an agreement.
“I think it is fair to say that I have expressed interest in Jaromir returning to the Flyers,” Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren told the Daily News. “I think Jaromir has expressed his interest in the Flyers. He had a good year and I think he liked it here.”
This season with the Flyers was Jagr’s first year in the NHL since the 2007-08 season. He scored 19 goals and added 35 assists in 73 games with the Flyers.
Jagr played for 11 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins after they drafted him in the first round of the 1990 NHL Draft. He has also had stints with the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers.
Jagr is the NHL’s active leader with 1,653 career points.