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Jagr's agent says three teams 'very interested'

Tuesday, 07.09.2013 / 5:21 PM / NHL Free Agency 2013

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Jagr's agent says three teams 'very interested'
Jaromir Jagr's time with the Boston Bruins is over. That doesn't mean the 41-year-old is ready to hang up his skates.

Jaromir Jagr's time with the Boston Bruins is over. That doesn't mean the 41-year-old is ready to hang up his skates.

"He definitely still wants to play, and there is some interest in him," Jagr's agent, Petr Svoboda, told The Associated Press on Saturday. "I think it's going to take some time, but you never know for sure because there are three teams that are very interested."

Svoboda declined to tell the AP which teams are interested in signing Jagr, the leading scorer among active NHL players. However, the agent told TVA Sports there were discussions Friday with Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin and "the interest is mutual, but the decision is now up to the Canadiens."

Svoboda on Tuesday said the Buffalo Sabres were not one of the three.

"I have not talked to anybody in Buffalo and the Sabres have not called," Svoboda told The Buffalo News by phone from California. "It's absolutely not true. Speculation."

Jagr, a five-time NHL scoring champion, returned to the League in 2011-12 with the Philadelphia Flyers after three seasons in Russia. He signed a $4.55 million, one-year contract with the Dallas Stars in July 2012.

After Jagr had 14 goals and 26 points in 34 games for the Stars, Dallas dealt him to Boston near the NHL Trade Deadline. Jagr had nine points in 11 regular-season games for the Bruins and no goals and 10 assists in 22 Stanley Cup Playoff games. The Bruins opted to not re-sign him.

"He had a lot of fun there but it was an unfortunate finish for Jags," Svoboda told the newspaper. "It's so unpredictable. You don't know who will go all the way. He just wants to play hockey where it's fun."

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