(Eds: With AP Photos.) The Dallas Stars will have to wait one more day to see their newest acquisition on the ice.
Signed to a one-year free agent contract last summer, 40-year-old winger Jaromir Jagr didn't arrive in town from his native Czech Republic until early Friday before a case of jet lag delayed his initial appearance at the club's practice facility.
''The guy's just a presence in our locker room,'' said Dallas coach Glen Gulutzan, whose club missed the playoffs for the fourth straight season last year. ''And when you have a guy of that stature and that ability, it makes people think you can win every night and that can be infectious.''
The good news is Jagr probably won't need much time to work himself into game shape, as he's already been playing for the Czech team he owns, Kladno. With 24 goals and a league-leading 57 points in 34 games, the two-time Stanley Cup winner - 1991-92 with Pittsburgh - seems to have plenty...