Jaromir Jagr to sign 1-year deal with Devils, according to report

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Jaromir Jagr has reportedly come to terms on a one-year agreement with the New Jersey Devils.

Unrestricted free agent forward Jaromir Jagr has agreed to a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN on Monday morning.

This account sheds light on a rumor that has appeared to have legs for several days. Jagr was visiting the Devils' arena, the Prudential Center, on Friday afternoon, which led many to believe that a signing was on the horizon. Jagr's agent previously indicated that more than three clubs had interest in his client. The Carolina Hurricanes were believed to be a frontrunner, given the club's futility on the power play last season. However, manager Jim Rutherford gave comment that indicated the club wasn't in negotiations with the 41-year-old superstar.

With the retirement of Ilya Kovalchuk, some thought the Devils would be a logical fit as a suitor. Others believe the Devils are not a fit, given Jagr's age and lack of speed. This line of thinking presents a scenario where a slow Devils becomes slower with Jagr on the roster. Whether this is the case remains to be seen.

LeBrun indicates the signing will officially be announced on Tuesday.

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