Report: Jaromir Jagr agrees to 1-year deal with Devils
Jaromir Jagr has agreed to a one-year deal with the Devils, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.
On Friday, Czech Republic broadcaster Roman Jedlicka tweeted Jagr was “99 percent” on signing with the Devils. Jedlicka’s report came after Jagr toured the Devils’ facilities and the Prudential Center.
Jagr, 41, is considered one of the best scorers remaining on the free-agent market. The Devils could slide him into right wing to help fill the void left by the unexpected “retirement” of Ilya Kovalchuk. The Devils also lost forward David Clarkson to the Maple Leafs.
Jagr started last season with the Stars before being traded to the Bruins in April. Jagr scored 16 goals and 19 assists in 45 regular-season games. His decreasing productivity during the Bruins’ run to the Stanley Cup finals and salary cap issues left Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli to tell Jagr he was not in the team’s 2013-14 plans.
OK 30-sec break from vacation. Jaromir Jagr has agreed to one-year deal with Devils. Likely won't be officially announced until Tuesday…—
Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 22, 2013