Another interesting development in the Jaromir Jagr situation.
Among the options for the 45-year-old unrestricted free agent forward this season is playing in the Czech Republic, which could mean a chance to compete for his country in the 2018 Olympics.
However, with the beginning of the regular season just a few days away, it appears there is still interest from teams in the NHL.
He had said he would play Saturday for Rytiri Kladno, a second-tier team he owns. After practice Friday, he said he is waiting to see how discussions with NHL clubs turn out before he plays with the Czech club.
“I won’t play for Kladno because there are still some negotiations in the NHL. Those teams don’t want me to play here and I have to respect that,” Jagr said, according to iDNES.cz.
Of course, fans would love to see Jagr back in the NHL. Despite inching closer to 50 years of age, Jagr was still productive last season (16 goals, 46 points in 82 games) while playing during a time in which there is so much emphasis on youth and speed.
There were rumors this summer that the Calgary Flames may have had interest in him. More recently, the St. Louis Blues have “talked about” Jagr.
Stay tuned. . .