As reported Sunday by Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston on the Hockey Central season preview show, the Flames are one of three teams believed to be showing interest in the 45-year-old future Hall of Famer. The other two are the St. Louis Blues and a currently unknown club.
Jagr was scheduled to play this weekend for HC Kladno, a team he owns in the Czech Republic, but he withdrew as contract talks in the NHL began to pick up.
If he does sign with a team, the 2017-18 season will be Jagr’s 24th in the NHL. In 1,711 career games, he has 765 goals (third all-time) and 1,914 points (second all-time). Last season with the Florida Panthers, he had 16 goals and 46 points in 82 games.
Teams need to have their rosters set by 5 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday before the season begins Wednesday.