A few days ago, BroadStreetBuzz.com’s own John LaMarra wrote a story on the possible return of Jaromir Jagr.
It seems very likely now, according to CSN’s Tim Panaccio.
As Jagr conducted his exit interviews after the Devils series, the 40 year old did not really comment on his future with the Philadelphia Flyers.
However, Jaromir Jagr’s agent (and former Flyer) Petr Svoboda spoke with CSNPhilly.com, and said both sides are working on a one year contract agreement.
“I’ve talked to Jaromir and I have talked to Paul [Holmgren] and we hope to get something done before the draft,” Svoboda said.
The Czech international player boasted a 19/35/54 scoreline in 73 games with Philadelphia last season. But during the Playoffs Jagr was very ineffective, and seemed to be nursing a groin injury, an ailment that bothered him all season long.
Last season, Philadelphia took a risk by giving him $3.3 million. An honest salary for him this season would most likely be in the ballpark of $2.0-2.5 million.
When healthy, Jagr was phenomenal, as he helped his line mate Claude Giroux grow into a superstar. He was also a favorite amongst Flyers fans, and would be welcomed back with open arms if the price is right.
Svoboda also went on to say that Free Agent RW Jakub Voracek should re-sign “without incident” around the NHL Draft.
You can read Panaccio’s article here.