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Flyers F Jagr happy for NHL comeback

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VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) - When Jaromir Jagr left three years ago to play in Russia, he thought his NHL career was over.

Jagr returned to league, signing with the Philadelphia Flyers to win a championship and prove he can still play at an All-Star level even at 39.

Jagr hit the ice with the Flyers for the first time this weekend. He joked that he thought "what am I doing?" as he pulled on the Flyers sweater for the first time.

Jagr says he may not dominate like he once did in his prime with Pittsburgh, Washington and New York. But he expects to become a valuable contributor to a team that underwent a massive roster shakeup over the summer.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren says Jagr is in tremendous shape, a natural leader, and still has one of the hardest shots on the team.

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