Agent: Jagr decision to come today

The agent for Jaromir Jagr said his client is in New York and said today he expects a decision about Jagr’s NHL future by the end of today.

Petr Svoboda said he was scheduled to speak with Penguins general manager Ray Shero shortly. This was around 9:20 a.m.

“We are going to exchange some things,” Svoboda said, adding that he would also speak with Detroit and Montreal about Jagr.

“This is obviously a tough decision for Jaromir. His heart is in Pittsburgh.”

Shero said late Wednesday that he has not heard from Jagr’s camp. Shero had set Wednesday as a deadline to hear if Jagr would accept a one-year offer from the Penguins that sources have said is within the $2 million range.

Longtime associates of Penguins majority co-owner Mario Lemieux and NHL agents told the Tribune-Review Wednesday they believe parameters of an agreement for Jagr to play next season with the Penguins are in place, and that Lemieux believes Jagr is coming back.

Svoboda never confirmed nor denied a deal is in place.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said there is no illegality with any team working out parameters of a deal with Jagr before Friday. Jagr cannot sign with any team before then.

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