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Flyers sign Jaromir Jagr

Updated: July 1, 2011, 11:52 PM ET
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PHILADELPHIA -- Free-agent forward Jaromir Jagr on Friday surprised many around the league, signing a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Jagr, 39, the former NHL MVP who has spent the past three seasons playing in Russia, this week mulled over a one-year offer to rejoin the Pittsburgh Penguins, his original team, before ultimately deciding to play on the other end of Pennsylvania.

The Flyers' deal is worth $3.3 million. The Penguins' offer was for $2 million.

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