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Jagr reaches out to Penguins

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Monday, June 20, 2011
 

Free-agent right wing Jaromir Jagr has reached out to the Penguins about a possible return to play in the NHL with his original team, sources told the Tribune-Review today.

The Penguins currently have no comment, but were considering options regarding Jagr over the weekend. Jagr's camp reached out to the Penguins at some point over the past three days.

Jagr, 39, has played the last three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, averaging about a point per game. The Penguins had invited him to an alumni golf tournament this summer that will serve as a reunion of the 1991 Stanley Cup champions .

General manager Ray Shero said that invitation did not include discussions about Jagr playing again for the Penguins, for whom he is second all-time in almost every significant offensive category.

Jagr played for the Penguins from 1990-2001, winning five scoring titles, an MVP and helping them to win the Stanley Cup twice.

Jagr has said he will consider playing another season in the NHL and has mentioned the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Penguins as possibilities.

The Red Wings and Penguins are as of now considered his top choices, but sources said a third team is in the mix. That team is not believed to be Montreal.

Jagr's camp is meeting today to discuss his options.

The Penguins are committed to around $56 million towards the 2011-12 salary cap, which reportedly will be at $64 million for the upcoming season.

 

 

 
 


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