Dreger says Jagr, Panthers are unsure about next season (and beyond)


For some, every Jaromir Jagr milestone – most recently tying Mark Messier at No. 2 for points in NHL history – comes with anxiety over when he’ll stop putting up historic numbers.

Those people want to know “What’s next,” but neither Jagr nor the Florida Panthers expect to answer questions about the future during the 2016-17 season itself. That discussion will need to wait until later barring unforeseen circumstances, as Darren Dreger said on NBCSN tonight.

(Check out more on Jagr’s aims, serious or not, to play to age 50 in the video above.)

That wasn’t the only thing Dreger covered on Wednesday, as he also provided some injury updates, including not-so-optimistic rumblings about Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, who was placed on IR.