At the Bruins’ break-up day last week just a couple of days after losing the Stanley Cup Final, general manager Peter Chiarelli informed the media that he and the B’s would be moving on from future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr.
“I told Jaromir we wouldn’t be signing him,” Chiarelli stated on June 26.
However, things change sometimes.
While the Bruins haven’t signed or presumably even offered Jagr a contract, Chiarelli admitted Wednesday that the Bruins were thinking about “circling back” and revisiting the idea of signing the free-agent winger.
It’s an interesting twist, no matter how big the Bruins’ actual interest in re-signing Jagr actually is. The 41-year-old was acquired at the trade deadline from Dallas. In 33 games including the playoffs, Jagr scored just two goals and had 17 assists with both of those goals coming in the regular season. However, the Bruins do have a hole on the right wing after free-agent winger Nathan Horton decided he was going to test free agency and will not be re-signing with the B’s.
Chiarelli also said Jordan Caron is an option to fill the void at right wing.
Chiarelli said with Nathan Horton going to free agency, they have thought of circling back with Jaromir Jagr; "we may revisit" ^CS— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 03, 2013