“There’s a certain amount of respect that he has earned and deserves to have and Calgary is trying to give it to him,” Friedman said during the Headlines segment Saturday on Hockey Night in Canada. “His agent, Petr Svoboda, has been given permission to talk to every other team in the league to see if there’s a fit for him. At this time there isn’t. … His time in Calgary is about done and they’re just trying to figure out how they’re going to go about it.”
When rumours of Jagr and the Flames possibly parting ways surfaced earlier this week there was speculation that Jagr could then potentially land a spot on the Czech Republic Olympic team, however Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported that scenario is unlikely. Instead, Jagr is focused solely on maintaining his NHL career.
Hypothetically, if Jagr is picked up by another NHL team this season, he will be owed a $150,000 bonus if he plays another eight games and potentially up to $500,000 beyond that depending on how many games he ends up suiting up for this season.
Jagr last saw action on Dec. 31 in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks but has missed Calgary’s past two contests as he deals with a nagging lower-body injury.
Nick Kypreos added that Jagr is in the process of figuring out whether or not his nagging ailments can be rehabilitated, or if it’s a situation where his injury woes are simply to do with the fact he’s 45 years old.
The future Hall of Famer has just one goal and six assists while averaging a career-low 13:03 of ice time in 22 games this season. He signed a one-year, $1-million contract with the Flames in early October.