Top Jaromir Jagr News

  • Jaromir Jagr: Set for jersey retirement

    Jagr will have his No. 68 retired by the Penguins on Feb, 18, the club announced Friday.

    With his jersey heading into the rafters in Pittsburgh, it appears Jagr has finally decided to hang up his skates and stop playing for his Czech team the Kladno Knights. A five-time Art Ross Trophy winner, Jagr spent 24 seasons playing in the NHL, including 11 of those years with the Penguins. While winning the Stanley Cup twice with the club, Jagr went on to score 439 goals and 640 assists in 806 games in the Black & Gold. All told, Jagr spent time with nine NHL teams, amassing 1921 points -- he figures to be a lock for the Hall of Fame.

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  • Jaromir Jagr: Suiting up in Czech League

    Jagr -- who has been dealing with a knee issue -- will play for Rytiri Kladno in the Czech second league Monday, Zdenek Janda of Denik Sport reports.

    While a return to the NHL is probably off the table at this point, as long as the 47-year-old legend continues to play hockey, there will no doubt continue to be speculation of Jagr making a return. The world-class winger conveniently owns the Czech team, so his inclusion in the lineup is probably a guarantee whenever he feels up to suiting up.

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  • Jaromir Jagr: Focusing on recovery

    Jagr -- who missed much of last season due to a knee injury -- isn't concerned about returning to the NHL, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

    Jagr told reporters, "My only goal for now is to feel better tomorrow than I felt today and to make it a day-by-day process." While technically a free agent, one has to imagine Kladno would be the leading candidate for his services this season, considering the 45-year-old owns the team. While it may seem like a long shot, it would be unwise to completely rule out another stint in the NHL for the ageless wonder.

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  • Jaromir Jagr: Clears waivers

    Jagr cleared waivers Monday and is expected to join HC Kladno in his native Czech Republic, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

    Considering Jagr is a co-owner of Kladno, it probably wasn't a hard sell to secure a spot in the lineup. The 45-year-old was not named to the initial Czech Republic squad for the 2018 Winter Olympics, but it likely isn't too late for him to be added to the team -- if he wants to suit up. Considering no organization submitted a claim for the veteran, one has to imagine this is the end of his NHL career. Jagr is a lock for first ballot Hall of Fame once he becomes eligible.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Placed on waivers

    Jagr was waived by the Flames on Sunday in order for him to pursue options in Europe, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Jagr and his agent have been working with the Flames for the last three weeks to find an exit scenario that would be mutually beneficial, and this was their best option. The 45-year-old winger has only suited up for 22 games this year -- missing 27 due to a variety of injuries -- and accrued just one goal and six assists in that span. It's clear that his rental value isn't as high as it was when he posted 46 points last campaign while not missing a game, and the sole purpose of being added to the waiver wire is to terminate Jagr's contract. In other words, it seems that the living legend's NHL career is over, so expect him to head to a European league and be eligible to represent the Czech Republic in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Barring a surprise comeback, Jagr finishes his NHL career with 766 goals and 1,921 points -- second on the all-time list -- in 1,733 games.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Heads to IR

    Jagr (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Sun reports.

    This injured reserve stint is retroactive to Dec. 31, so he can be activated at any point. However, as a previous report shows, the Flames are looking for a mutually beneficial exit plan for Jagr, so it's unlikely he plays another game for them. It's been over a week since news broke that he'd be leaving Calgary, but there have been no rumbles since about where his next destination will be.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Expected to leave Calgary

    Jagr (undisclosed) and his agent are working with the Flames on an exit plan, Elliotte Friedman of NHL Network reports.

    It's tough to say for the living legend, but Jagr turns 46 years old Feb. 15, and his age may be catching up with him. Jagr has just one goal and six assists through 22 games this season. His inability to stay healthy is also part of the problem, as he's set to miss his 19th game of the season Saturday against the Ducks. It's possible that Jagr has played his last NHL game, but his agent has been given permission to speak with other NHL clubs. There is also interest from European leagues, which would allow him to suit up for the Czech Republic in the Olympics. Either way, Jagr will go down as one of the best to ever lace 'em up.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Ruled out Saturday

    Jagr (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's game against the Ducks, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.

    Jagr missed Thursday's game against the Kings due to the mystery ailment, and will make it two in a row with his absence from the lineup Saturday. Curtis Lazar will draw into the affair in the veteran's place, while Jagr's next opportunity to return arrives Tuesday against the Wild.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Still nursing mystery ailment

    Jagr remains day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

    There still wasn't any update on Jagr's status for Saturday's game against the Ducks, and he will likely be a game-time decision. If he can't go, Jagr will presumably be replaced by either Marek Hrivik or Curtis Lazar.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Sitting out Thursday

    Jagr will not play in Thursday's game against the Kings, and an update on his status is expected to surface Friday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

    Jagr has played in each of the last three contests after dealing with a lower-body issue, but will not be available Thursday for an undisclosed reason. More information on his status should surface Friday, while either Curtis Lazar or Marek Hrivik will draw into the lineup in his place against Los Angeles.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Ready to return Thursday

    Jagr (lower body) participated in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Sharks, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Sun reports.

    Jagr will occupy a bottom-six role Thursday, skating with Troy Brouwer and Matt Stajan on the Flames' fourth line. The future hall-of-famer has notched one goal and seven points in 16 games this campaign.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Game-time decision Thursday

    Jagr (lower body) will be a game-time call for Thursday's matchup with the Sharks, Kristen Odland of Postmedia reports.

    Jagr's presence on the two-game road trip suggested he was near a return, so it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that the veteran is being considered for Thursday's lineup. An official decision on his availability will likely surface closer to the opening faceoff.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Joining road trip

    Jagr (lower body) is set to travel with the team on its two-game road trip, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

    Coach Glen Gulutzan didn't confirm whether Jagr will suit up either Thursday against San Jose or Friday versus Anaheim, but it's certainly an encouraging sign that he will join the team on the trip. The ageless wonder has played in just two of the Flames' previous nine contests due to his lingering lower-body malady. If the winger can get healthy, he should still be capable of chipping in offense to the tune of 30-40 points.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Sitting out Friday

    Jagr (lower body) will not play Friday against the Canadiens.

    Jagr continues to deal with a nagging lower-body issue that will cost him his seventh game of the last nine. The veteran winger has performed OK when he has dressed this season, accumulating seven points (one goal, six assists) over 19 contests. Jagr's next opportunity to play arrives Thursday, when the team travels to San Jose to take on the Sharks.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Sidelined again

    Jagr (lower body) will miss out on Wednesday's tilt with St. Louis.

    The second-highest scorer in league history has seemingly been dealing with this malady since signing with Calgary on Oct. 4, having already missed 15 games through four different absences. It's expected that Jagr will be considered day-to-day, but there isn't any information regarding his potential chances to play Friday against Montreal. With Jagr sidelined, Curtis Lazar will enter the lineup and skate on the team's fourth line.

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  • Flames' Jaromir Jagr: Back at it Saturday

    Jagr (lower body) will return to action for Saturday's home game against the Predators, according to Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

    It's been a trying campaign for the 45-year-old winger, as he's been hampered by various lower-body ailments with just one goal surrounding six helpers on his season ledger. However, he's managed to hold his own defensively, based on a plus-7 rating and with consideration to his switching in and out of a top-six role. Still, Jagr is one of the best players in NHL history, and he deserves fantasy consideration so long as he feels well enough to appear in games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Age: 51
Shoots: Left