Several reports said that a day that started with reports of Jaromir Jag’s probable return to the NHL and rapidly increased into an unmanageable reports mill finished not just with no word on his playing status, but as well with no word on his whereabouts.
Petr Svoboda, agent of Jagr, informed the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the 39-year-old one-time NHL MVP was to spend the day flying from his home in the Czech Republic to New York and that he would make his pronouncement shortly after he landed.
The paper, citing unidentified sources, stated also that the Pittsburgh Penguins had a one year, $2 million contract in place with Jagr, even though the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens had as well allegedly made proposes for Jagr, who used the previous two seasons playing in KHL of Russia.
He anticipated a choice from Jagr when Jagr was planned to approach in New York about 4 p.m. ET. The paper stated that Svoboda said about 5:30 p.m. that plane of Jagr had not landed and that Svoboda did not return messages after 6 p.m. It was uncertain where Jagr was at the time.
The forthcoming Hall of Famer started his vocation with the Penguins, winning two Stanley Cups with the franchise in 1991 and 1992. He is the all-time leader of NHL between European-trained players in goals of 646, assists of 953 and points of 1,599. His point total positions ninth in NHL history.
The free-agency of NHL period opens Friday, and Jagr can not formally sign until next.