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Peter Chiarelli re-rules out Jaromir Jagr return

Posted By DJ Bean On July 14, 2013 @ 12:47 pm In General | 12 Comments

WILMINGTON — Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Sunday that the team is not considering signing free agent right wing Jaromir Jagr.

After trading for him last season, Chiarelli told Jagr at the team’s exit meetings that the B’s would not be signing him. However, upon Nathan Horton [1] telling the B’s he was leaving, Chiarelli said prior to free agency that the B’s might consider looping back to the 41-year-old. He clarified Sunday that the team has decided to move on from him.

“We’re done,” Chiarelli said. “We’re done for now.”

Jagr does not plan on retiring and is reportedly interested in signing with the Hurricanes. In 11 regular-season games for the Bruins, he had two goals and seven assists for nine points. Playing mostly on Patrice Bergeron’s line in the postseason, he went without a goal and had 10 assists in 22 playoff games.

The Bruins have an opening in their bottom six, but Chiarelli plans on having an open competition among youngsters Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and Jordan Caron, among others. Asked whether Jagr would be an option for that competition, Chiarelli said the B’s aren’t looking at him or anybody else.

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