Last night, news broke that the Calgary Flames and Jaromir Jagr had been discussing the possibility of joining forces. Well, it seems like talks are heating up between the two sides this morning.
According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, Jagr and the Flames have “more or less” agreed to the terms of a new contract, but a deal hasn’t been struck yet. McKenzie cautions people not to get too excited because “until this is papered and signed, there’s reluctance to say it’s done.”
Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic has more details regarding a potential deal between Jagr and Calgary. Per LeBrun, the deal being discussed is for one-year and $1 million, but it also comes with $1 million in potential incentives.
Update: Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is now reporting that a deal between Jagr and the Flames is “done”.
The 45-year-old put up a respectable 16 goals and 46 points in 82 games with the Panthers last season. He had 27 goals and 66 points in 79 games with Florida two seasons ago.
In the end, it sounds like Jagr actually had multiple options: