Jaromir Jagr agrees to one-year deal with Devils, report says


Jaromir Jagr (left) is moving on from the Boston Bruins. (Elisa Amendola / AP)

The New Jersey Devils were stunned when Ilya Kovalchuk suddenly bolted, leaving behind $77 million in order to return home to Russia and play for the KHL.

Today, they’ve made a move to fill the gap, reportedly finalizing a one-year deal with Jaromir Jagr, according to ESPN.

At 41, Jagr scored 16 goals in stints with the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins. With Boston, he had 10 assists and no goals in 22 playoff games. Jagr has played for six NHL teams, scoring 681 goals.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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