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Jaromir Jagr parts ways with Calgary Flames, will play in the Czech Republic

The move marks an end of an era in the NHL.

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The Calgary Flames and Jaromir Jagr have officially parted ways by assigning the remainder of his contract to HC Kladno in the Czech Republic, reports TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

The move comes a day after the Flames placed Jagr on waivers with the intention of moving on from the failed experiment. None of the 30 remaining NHL teams spoke up to claim Jagr before the noon deadline Monday.

This season, Jagr has put up just one goal and seven points in 22 games with the Flames. Injuries and poor play have kept Jagr out of Calgary’s lineup this year after the team picked up the forward in free agency last summer. Last offseason, the Florida Panthers decided to part ways with the longtime NHL veteran, leaving Jagr’s status in the league up in the air until right before the season started in October.

Jagr, 45, had been working on a mutual exit from the Flames for a few weeks now, with things finally coming to a close.

Now, Jagr will play out the rest of the season with HC Kladno, the Czech Republic team he co-owns and that he previously played for during the 2004 lockout. Playing for Klando was in Jagr’s plans for the season had no NHL teams claim him in free agency.

After 24 seasons in the NHL, Jagr likely ends his career as a future Hall of Famer atop the league’s leaderboards. Jagr earned two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins, earned five scoring titles, and his scoring totals are among the NHL’s best. Jagr will leave the league with the third highest goal totals (766), fifth highest assists (1,155), second highest points (1,921), and third highest games played (1,733) in the NHL.