Update: CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio reported Wednesday that Jagr would like to return to the Flyers in 2012-13 and that the two sides are working on another one-year deal. Jagr, 40, had 19 goals and 35 assists in 73 regular-season games before going 1-7-8 in 11 postseason contests.
“I’ve talked to Jaromir and I have talked to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and we hope to get something done before the draft,” agent Petr Svoboda told the website.
June 7th: According to a Czech Republic newspaper, Jaromir Jagr is “on track to reach agreement” to remain with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jagr’s comments after the Flyers were eliminated from the postseason seemed to indicate that he would not be back, but Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren said the two sides had positive talks shortly afterward. “I think it is fair to say that I have expressed interest in Jaromir returning to the Flyers,” Holmgren said on Wednesday. “I think Jaromir has expressed his interest in the Flyers. He had a good year and I think he liked it here.”
The Czech report said his chances of suiting up for the Flyers is probably at 65 percent and it’s 30 percent possible that he signs with a different NHL team. The remaining 5 percent speculated Jagr would head back to his home country to play for HC Kladno, which is the team he owns and his father operates.
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