Jagr Likely Staying In Russia

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- It made for good talk show debate but it appears as though Jaromir Jagr won’t be returning to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that Jagr is close to signing a deal to remain in the KHL (Kontinental Hockey League).

Jagr reportedly is talking with two teams in the Russian league and isn’t giving a return to the NHL serious thought.

The talk of Jagr returning really heated up this week after the 39 year old recorded a hat trick in the Czech Republic’s win over the United States.

Pens GM Ray Shero was in the stands watching the game as Jagr scored the 3 goals.

Jagr has not played in the NHL since playing with the NY Rangers during the 2007-08 season.

Jagr won 5 NHL scoring titles and 2 Stanley Cups during his days with the Penguins.

Jagr and the Czech Republic will take on Russia today in the bronze medal game over at the International Ice Hockey Federation world championships.

We will be discussing Jagr tonight on the #1 Cochran Sports Showdown with Rob Rossi, John Seibel and Joe Bendel. Show starts at 11:35 PM only on KDKA-TV.

  • Matt

    Two years ago he said he’d play for Mario for the League minimum because he owed Mario. Now he will stay in Russia, because the money is better?

  • Mario

    this sounds like a story some bored talk show host made up. and this Mike Vuvockan just goes along with. this guy needs to be put on the does it really do that segment

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