Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 6/6/12

According to CSNPhilly’s Tim Pannacio, the Flyers and Jaromir Jagr are currently working on a new deal to keep the future Hall of Famer in orange and black.

Pannacio spoke with Jagr’s agent, former Flyers defenseman Petr Svoboda. Paul Holmgren has openly admitted the Flyers are interested in having Jagr return, but the hold up seemed to be on Jagr’s side.

Earlier in the season, Jagr spoke as if signing back in Philly were a done deal, but took a different approach at the end of the season when the Flyers were eliminated by the New Jersey Devils. Two days after saying this year was the most enjoyable he’d had in the NHL and that he loved every player in the Flyers’ dressing room, Jagr avoided saying he wanted to come back to the team on the team’s wrap up day.

Jagr alluded to the fact that he wanted to play for a team that wanted him, and certainly seemed annoyed that he had been demoted from the top line late in the playoff run. Jagr said he didn’t want to play for a team and have to play on their third line, an obvious jab at the Flyers who put Jagr on their third line after he was hampered by a thigh injury and was largely ineffective in the series against the Devils.

Jaromir Jagr signed with the Flyers on July 1st after much of the speculation around the NHL had him going back to Pittsburgh or to Detroit. It was a shock to the hockey world and most specifically to Flyers fans, who had spent years hating him.

Jagr was the consummate teammate though and a great influence on a young team filled with rookies. His work ethic was unparalleled and several younger players took to trying to keep up with the 40 year old’s intense workouts.

Jagr also played a huge hand in helping Claude Giroux ascend to the level of superstar in the NHL, playing much of the year on the top line with Giroux and Scott Hartnell. Giroux, who received the Wanamaker Award this week, openly lobbied to have Jagr back.

If the report is accurate, it looks like the Flyers top line will be in tact next year.

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