Jagr, Morrow among NHLers looking for a new team

TSN.ca Staff
7/10/2013 9:59:25 AM
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With the frenzy of the free agent signing period far behind, there are still some prominent names looking to land an NHL home for next season.

Leading the pack is veteran winger Jaromir Jagr, coming off a one-year, $4.5 million deal he signed with the Dallas Stars last season. The Stars dealt Jagr to the Bruins prior to the trade deadline and he helped Boston reach the Stanley Cup Final.

The veteran forward posted 16 goals and 35 points in 45 games played last season, adding 10 assists in 22 playoff appearances for the Bruins. 

Jagr's agent Petr Svoboda said last week that a few teams were interested in signing the future Hall of Famer, but all's been quiet since then.

Also on the market is Brenden Morrow, who scored 12 goals and 13 assists in 44 games with the Penguins and Stars last season. He was traded to Pittsburgh prior to the trade deadline and jhelped lead the Penguins to the Eastern Conference Final. The 13-year veteran has scored 249 goals and 293 assists in 850 career games.

Mikhail Grabovski, who was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs last week, is also waiting to be signed. He had four years remaining on his $27.5-million contract before being let go by the Leafs and struggled this season, recording just nine goals and seven assists in 48 games.

In 367 career games, Grabovski has 94 goals and 123 assists.

Mason Raymond's time with the Vancouver Canucks has come to an end as the unrestricted free agent winger is also available.

Raymond had 10 goals and 22 points in 46 games this season. In 374 career games, the Alberta native has 80 goals and 178 points.

Damien Brunner could be another interesting signing. The 27-year-old broke into the NHL last season after a career in the Swiss league, scoring 12 goals and 14 assists for the Detroit Red Wings.

The goaltending market appears to be quiet, but Tim Thomas' name is still being bandied about. Thomas, 39, spent last season as a member of the New York Islanders on paper. The Islanders acquired him in a trade with Boston after the Bruins suspended him for failing to report to training camp.

The Islanders traded for Thomas to have the final year of his contract count for $5 million against their salary cap to meet league's mandated $44 million minimum.

Thomas played eight seasons with Boston and had a 196-121-45 record, with a 2.48 goals-against average and 31 shutouts in 378 career games. He won the Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy in 2011 when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup.

Jaromir Jagr, Brenden Morrow (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


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