PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Winger Jaromir Jagr plans to test free agency for the second straight year, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.
Jagr’s agent, Petr Svoboda, indicated weeks ago that he and the Philadelphia Flyers were negotiating a deal to re-sign Jagr.READ MORE: Friends Salt, Shovel Ramp To Hot Metal Bridge To Help Woman In Wheelchair
If this report is true, that tune has changed.
Jagr tested free agency last season as he contemplated a return to the NHL after spending three years playing in the KHL in Russia. After negotiating with several franchises, one of which being Pittsburgh, he signed with Philadelphia.
Penguins owner Mario Lemieux reached out to Jagr last summer, eventually offering him a one-year, $2-million deal that he turned down to sign with Philadelphia for $3.2 million.READ MORE: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin Lift Streaking Penguins Over Senators
Jagr’s bargaining last year became known as “Jagr Watch” and it appears we’re in for its second installment.
It’s widely believed Pittsburgh has no interest in pursuing Jagr in free agency.
Jagr totaled 54 points (19 goals, 35 assists) with the Flyers last season in 73 games. He added a goal and seven assists in the playoffs.MORE NEWS: How To Protect People, Pets And Pipes During A Deep Freeze