Jagr may stay in Russia, Ottawa confirm continued interest in Hasek

26-07-2005

Czech ice hockey star Jaromir Jagr is considering remaining in the Russian league, as the NHL's new salaries agreement has limited his earning potential. Jagr told daily Mlada fronta Dnes he will decide in the next three weeks whether to return to the New York Rangers or stay with rich Russian club Omsk, where he played during the NHL lockout.

Meanwhile, Ottawa have confirmed that legendary Czech goaltender Dominik Hasek will remain at the club next season. Hasek, who is now 40, has not played regularly for three seasons.