According to reports the Boston Bruins have traded for Dallas Stars left winger Jaromir Jagr. Jagr is 41-years-old but has 14 goals and 26 points this season. He scored 19 goals and tallied 54 points with the Philadelphia Flyers last season. He is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after 2013, and the team told him he would be traded prior to Wednesday’s deadline.
Boston, Philadelphia, and Montreal expressed interest in the aging forward. Lane MacDermid and Plymoth Whalers prospect Cody Payne will head to Dallas in return for Jagr’s services.
Jagr is a future hall of famer who spent most of his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins before playing in the KHL. He then signed a one-year deal last season with the Flyers before moving onto Dallas this past offseason. MacDermid was a scratch at today’s practice which created trade rumors around the fourth line forward.
Tonight the Bruins host the Ottawa Senators and it is expected that Kaspars Daugavins will be available to the team. Jagr would not be in tonight if the trade reports are accurate, and they seem to be with TSN’s Bob McKenzie confirming it.