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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Reports: Jagr close to new deal

By Katie Strang
ESPNNewYork.com

According to multiple reports, Jaromir Jagr has an agreement in place to return to the New Jersey Devils for next season.

Jaromir Jagr
Jaromir Jagr, 42, led the Devils in scoring this season with 67 points.

The contract is reportedly a one-year deal worth between $5 million and $6 million.

Jagr's agent, Petr Svoboda, told the Newark Star-Ledger that the deal will become official soon.

"The deal is very, very close, but it's not finalized yet," Svoboda told the Star-Ledger. "[Devils GM Lou Lamoriello] will let you know as soon as it's complete."

The 42-year-old Jagr, who led the Devils in scoring with a 24-goal, 67-point season, said after the team's season ended that he'd like to return in 2014-15.

Svoboda could not immediately be reached by phone or email for comment.