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Panthers veteran Jagr getting back to work

Forward preparing for 23rd NHL season

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The Stanley Cup Final is in full swing, but NHL players who don't play for the Pittsburgh Penguins or San Jose Sharks are enjoying their offseason breaks right now.

But one doesn't spend more than two decades in the League by resting for very long, and Jaromir Jagr knows he can't afford to slack off.

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The 44-year-old forward, who signed a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers on May 5, posted a video on his Facebook page Saturday of him and girlfriend Veronika Koprivova enjoying their last day off in Florida. 

The couple is headed back to the Czech Republic and in his post, Jagr said he has "gotta start training. You can see I gained [weight]."

Jagr is renowned for his training regimen, and next season will be his 23rd in the NHL. He is third in NHL history in goals (749) and points (1,868). He led the Panthers in scoring with 66 points this season.

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