Jagr considers playing for Czech National team
Czech ice hockey great Jaromir Jagr is considering playing for the national team at this year’s world championships in his home country after the Florida Panthers failed to make the NHL playoffs.
Jagr, who won Olympic Gold with the Czechs in 1998, had previously retired from international competition before changing his mind to join up with the team for major events.
“I will join the team (but) it is not certain that I will play at the championships. I will prepare and we will see how it all works out,” Jagr told the Sport daily.
The NHL’s fifth all-time leading goalscorer started the season with the New Jersey Devils before being traded to the Florida Panthers, whose failure to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs freed Jagr up for the world championships starting in May.