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NHL Rumors: Jaromir Jagr Interested In Playing For Detroit Red Wings

Former Penguins star Jaromir Jagr is considering a return to the NHL, perhaps with the Detroit Red WingsMLive.com reports.

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The Red Wings are exploring the possibility of signing the 39-year-old forward who has spent the past three seasons playing in Russia, Booth Newspapers has learned.

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The Red Wings didn’t call Jagr. His agent, Petr Svoboda, called them. But Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has had several conversations with Svoboda, and coach Mike Babcock has spoken to Jagr.

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Svoboda reportedly contacted Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers, two of Jagr’s former teams, as well as Montreal.

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It would be pretty strange to see Jagr with the Red Wings, but MLive reports that he would prefer to play in Detroit, with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.

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The Post-Gazette reported a month ago that Jagr had not "seriously considered an NHL comeback," but perhaps that has changed.

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The Detroit Free Press confirms that Jagr has interest in playing for the Red Wings, while Jagr's agent tells the Detroit News that the Red Wings would be "a great fit" for his client.

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