Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said on Wednesday that he is very tempted to “circle back” on the 41-year-old to fill a potential problem at right wing for next season. As it stands now with Nathan Horton and Jagr not returning next season, Boston is missing two of the top three right wings on their roster according to the report.
“You know, actually, we have thought of circling back. We told him we're moving on so he may have moved on also. It’s something that we may revisit,” said Chiarelli. “[Jagr] is on a list of a bunch of guys. When I talk about reconstructing the right side, maybe we can get some youth in there too in addition to an older guy."
“When I say older it’s relatively speaking. It’s just older than a youthful player. It could be old now. Twenty-eight [years old] is the old 32. It’s all relative.”
Chiarelli said that he is in talks will potential free agents and discussing trades during the two-day window that is afforded to him before free agency opens this Friday, July 5. During this time, he may talk to Jagr.
He made an impact right away scoring two goals and notching seven assists in 11 regular season games for the Black and Gold after being acquired from the Dallas Stars on April 3. He was a warrior on the ice, often staying on the ice far beyond the lengths of his shifts and battling as hard as he could. He may have slowed down a few steps compared to 20 years ago, but he still made an impact while on the ice. In what has been a busy offseason for the Bruins so far, another bit of news has been thrown into the rumorsphere.
Now, the waiting game begins.