Jagr can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and it's uncertain if he fits into the team's plans heading into 2017-18. There is a youth movement going on in Sunrise and a 45-year-old winger, albeit a legend, might not necessarily fit into the team's game plan.
Jagr picked up a pair of assists with a plus-1 rating and a minor penalty in Saturday's 3-0 win against the Sabres.
Jagr has 16 goals and 46 points with one more game left to play. The 45-year-old continues to rack up good numbers. He'll finish up on the road against the Capitals on Sunday. There are no signals he plans to shut it down. In fact, he has mentioned he would like to play until he is 50. Jagr is a freak of nature who takes amazing care of his body, so it might be possible to play a few more seasons at the world's highest level.
Jagr (lower body) will play Monday after getting injured Saturday, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Jagr will lace up the skates for the 75th time in 75 games this season, notching 41 points in those 74 contests. With the bumps and bruises behind him, he'll likely stay in his position at the top of the depth chart and power play lines.
Jagr was forced out of Saturday's game against the Blackhawks due to a lower-body injury and he did not return.
Jagr's teammate put up a boatload of goals, but he was blanked with a plus-1 rating and no shots in 10:05 of ice time. Consider him day-to-day for now. He simply might have been unable to return as a precaution due to the lopsided nature of the score.
Jagr dished out two helpers in a 4-3 loss to the visiting Hurricanes on Tuesday.
That's four apples in the last three games for Double J, who is now up to 41 points on the season. It's a far cry from the 66 the 45-year-old put up a year ago, but some regression should always be expected for a player of his age -- even one with a track record like Jagr's (1,909 career points).