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Jagr says no teams are asking about him, Panthers disagree


Published 7:31 p.m. ET June 29, 2017 | Updated 5 minutes ago

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr wants to play at least one more season in the NHL.

It’s unclear if any team wants him.

The 45-year-old forward, not exactly a regular poster on social media, took to Twitter on Thursday to say that no team has shown any interest in signing him when the NHL’s free-agent period begins on Saturday.

Jagr said he hasn’t gotten any feelers from clubs and that no team has taken his calls, either. He said that everywhere he looks, he’s seeing that free agents have gotten inquiries from 10 teams or more.

“Me0 calls,” Jagr wrote. “On the contrary, I’m trying to call them, and no ones picking up.”

The Florida Panthers, however, say the perception that they haven’t been talking about Jagr simply isn’t the case.

“I talk to his agent on a regular basis,” said Panthers general manager Dale Tallon, who has had Jagr in Florida for the last 2 1/2 seasons. “I’ve been talking to Petr Svoboda almost every day, every other day. I just talked to him today. We’re going to talk again tomorrow. So I don’t know where that’s coming from.

Tallon said the talks have been “cordial,” and was…

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