Russian team Avangard Omsk courting Jagr

Updated: July 26, 2005, 9:11 AM ET

PRAGUE -- Czech winger Jaromir Jagr is weighing his options for next season after the NHL's new labor agreement limited his earning potential with the New York Rangers.

A strong critic of the deal -- under which no player can earn more than 20 percent of the $39 million salary cap set for each of the NHL's 30 teams -- Jagr is considering playing in Russia instead.

"The situation changes by the hour," Jagr's personal trainer Marian Jelinek was quoted as saying in the daily Blesk.

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