A report by a Czech publication claimed that free agent winger Jaromir Jagr was being pursued by a handful of teams, including the Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes and the Buffalo Sabres.
Jagr’s agent shot down the Sabres as a suitor on Tuesday; but 24 hours later, he confirmed that the Hurricanes are in fact on Jagr’s list of potential destinations.

Stout notes that GM Jim Rutherford made mention of a free agent who “that has said he will take less, and a one year contract, to come to us because he likes our team.” No word if that player would also fancy the vacant No. 68 …
Why Jagr? One number: 28. That’s the ranking of the Carolina power play last season; and despite some slippage for Jagr 5-on-5, he’s still a dangerous weapon on the half boards and lower on the man advantage.
If the words “Jagr” and “Will Take Less” can actually coexist, Raleigh could be his next tour stop.