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by Paul on 07/04/08 at 10:06 AM ET
Numerous reports stating Jagr has signed with Avangard Omsk. His picture is on the front page of their site.
A quick translation from the website…
On July, 4th general manager ХК “Avant-guard” Anatoly Bardin has concluded the contract on the scheme «2+1» with one of the most productive [forward in the] NHL Jaromir Jagr.
President [of the Continental Hockey League] Alexander Medvedev has highly appreciated [the] contract signing [by] management of Omsk “Avant-guard” with a star of world hockey In the near future there will be a press release of a management of league.
added 8:25am, via Bloomberg,
Jaromir Jagr, the former winner of the National Hockey League’s Hart Trophy as its most valuable player, has signed a deal to play with Avangard Omsk of the top Russian hockey league.
Club boss Anatoly Bardin signed a two-year contract that will bring Jagr, the five-time winner of the NHL’s scoring title, to the Siberian club after the 36 year-old’s contract ran out with the New York Rangers at the end of last season, a statement on the Russian club’s Web site said.
added 12:43pm, from TSN,
The Russian hockey team Avangard Omsk announced it has signed the former New York Rangers star and Jagr’s agent, Pat Brisson, confirmed the move Friday afternoon.
“Jaromir signed a letter of intent with the Avangard Omsk Hockey team of the Russian CHL on or about 3am EST this morning. I won’t comment on the terms of the agreement at this time.It was a very difficult but personal decision to make in light of the many NHL teams interested in his services. He is grateful to the NHL and especially the Rangers in recent years.”
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