Reports: Jagr close to new deal

Updated: April 29, 2014, 6:49 PM ET
By Katie Strang |

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

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John Russell/NHLI via Getty ImagesJaromir 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.

Katie Strang covers the NHL for She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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