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Agent says Jagr, Flyers working on new contract

Jun 6, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

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We interrupt Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals for the following breaking news. Jaromir Jagr’s agent, Petr Svoboda, has told CSNPhilly.com his client wants to come back to the Flyers and that the two sides are working on a new one-year contract.

“I’ve talked to Jaromir and I have talked to Paul [Holmgren] and we hope to get something done before the draft,” Svoboda said.

Jagr, 40, scored 19 goals and added 35 assists in 73 games during his first season back in the NHL since 2007-08.

However, after the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs, Jagr expressed frustration at his ice time under head coach Peter Laviolette and wouldn’t publicly commit to re-signing in Philadelphia.

If he does indeed re-sign, his cap hit shouldn’t be any more than the $3.3 million he earned last season.

  1. jimw81 - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Seems like he likes Philly. I’ll give him extra year just to piss off the penguins.

    • miketoasty - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:56 PM

      Not mad at all. He helped us win a cup and played some of his best hockey for the Pens. At this point in his career he can play with whoever makes him happy.

  2. malkinrulez - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Trust me Jagr is the least of the penguins worries. He wants to play in Philly ,good luck except when he plays the Pens!

  3. tackledummy1505 - Jun 7, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    It’s a smart move to keep bringing along Giroux and our younger guys. They need to watch his minutes during the season. We played him too much at the end and it zapped him by round 2 of the playoffs

  4. mclovinhockey - Jun 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Jagr played horribly against the devils. Good guy, good player, very old, very injury prone…. I can’t see Philly giving him a raise… I was hoping if anything it would be a pay cut for a shot at the cup. 3 mill for 1 year is a lot but I’d try it again.

  5. dawglb - Jun 7, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    2.5 would be nice.

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