Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Per David Staples:

A source close to Czech hockey ace Jaromir Jagr says that Jagr is close to finalizing negotiations with the Edmonton Oilers, reports Euro-hockey expert Peter Adler.

The source would not say when Jagr would report to Edmonton, how much he would be paid, or how long he would sign for. Jagr is now playing with Omsk in the financially-troubled Kontinental Hockey League.

With news that Lubomir Visnovsky will be out for the season with an injury, the Oilers now have several million dollars free to spend under the salary cap.

I'll believe it when I see it.

UPDATE: Never mind.

1 comment:

raventalon40 said...

If at all, it will be a one-year deal for next year, pending the Marian Hossa situation and whether or not a guy like Marty Havlant or Marian Gaborik will end up being available as UFAs. If the Oilers can sign a big UFA, I can see them moving salary to pick up a core player to replace Erik Cole when he leaves.