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Jaromir Jagr Could Soon Join Penguins; Agent Talking With Pittsburgh Thursday

Jaromir Jagr is looking to return to the NHL and is expected to make a decision sometime Thursday on which team he'll be taking his talents to, but that announcement won't come until Friday when NHL free agency officially begins. If Jagr's going to make his decision prior to the opening of free agency, it seems he has his work cut out for him.

Jagr and his agent, Petr Svoboda, are apparently fielding offers from multiple teams trying to lure the 39-year-old back stateside including the Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Jagr played the first 11 years of his NHL career with the Penguins, making them an obvious front-runner, before heading to Russia to play the past three seasons.

The Penguins, then, would obviously be the most likely team -- there have even been reports saying Jagr's agreed to return to Pittsburgh -- but that is apparently not yet official.

The Penguins have reportedly offered Jagr around $2 million for a one-year contract.