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Report: Jagr, Stars talking contract

Mar 26, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

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It’s not clear how serious negotiations have gotten, but at the very least the Dallas Stars and Jaromir Jagr are discussing a new contract, sources tell ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun.

Jagr has 14 goals and 11 assists in 31 games — those 25 points a team high. The 41-year-old’s current, one-year deal pays him $4.55 million.

Of course, Jagr also gives Dallas general manager Joe Nieuwendyk a potential trade chip to play prior to the April 3 deadline. According to CapGeek, Jagr doesn’t have a no-trade clause.

Dallas fell to 10th in the Western Conference with last night’s 7-4 loss to Minnesota, but the Stars are still only a point out of a playoff spot. They have three games remaining before Wednesday’s deadline (all of them against Anaheim).

The Boston Bruins are one team that’s reportedly looking at Jagr.

Dallas blog Defending Big D has also been told the Stars and Jagr are working on a contract extension.

  1. jpelle82 - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    interesting, what do you pay a veteran who is really only good for about 40 games? he started off hot, its a short season, i dont see how they could extend him beyond this year. with the stars i would expect them to try to get value for him as they have seemed to be geared toward young talent and rebuilding over the past couple seasons.

  2. bcsteele - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    What if they can’t reach a deal? Well that’s simple…Jagr just goes to the highest bitter at the end of the season if he decides not to retire.

    I say that only because frankly, and I’m not a fan of the Stars or Flyers, but he would’ve stayed in Philly if it wasn’t about the money.

    • bcsteele - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      Bidder*….my bad

  3. valoisvipers - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    The Stars have just recently gotten healthy and they should keep Jags and give the fans as well as the players a chance at making the playoffs and let them try to emulate LA’s playoff run of last season. I don’t think they got him to sell off for retooling parts.They about a week to sh*t or get off the pot. I say keep him and Ray and if you want to trade for something then Roy is your man but he would be handy come playoff time.

  4. bouchez9393 - Mar 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    He would look good in a habs jersey playing beside Plekanec!

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