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Jaromir Jagr, Flyers nearing new contract before NHL Draft

During the Philadelphia Flyers‘ final meeting with the media after second round elimination at the hands of the New Jersey Devils, Jaromir Jagr knew he wanted to play hockey next season, but was uncertain if it would be in the NHL or with the Flyers.

The 40-year old Jagr produced 54 points in 73 games with Philadelphia this season and proved that even with an aging body and three years away in the KHL he could still contribute at the NHL level.

After last summer’s #JagrWatch saga, it appears as though Jagr’s future will be decided before July 1. Jagr’s agent, former NHLer Petr Svoboda, told CSN Philadelphia’s Tim Panaccio that he and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren have discussed a 1-year deal for next season.