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NHL notes: Jagr aims for return to Flyers

Flyers forwards Jaromir Jagr (left) and Scott Hartnell share a laugh during warmups prior to Game 5...

Flyers forwards Jaromir Jagr (left) and Scott Hartnell share a laugh during warmups prior to Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Devils at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn., May 8, 2012. (BRUCE BENNETT/Getty Images/AFP)

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Jaromir Jagr seemed iffy at season's end about his future as a Philadelphia Flyer, but his agent has told CSNPhilly.com the veteran winger wants to return for another season.

"I've talked to Jaromir and I have talked to Paul (Holmgren, Philadelphia's general manager) and we hope to get something done before the draft," agent Petr Svoboda said, adding that any negative impression Jagr left last month was not accurate.

Jagr, 40, was third on the Flyers in scoring with 54 points (19 goals, 35 assists) during the season.

He was upset when his ice time was cut during the playoffs, but Jagr was struggling with a leg injury.

KINGS ARE KING IN KENORA

The greatest concentration of Los Angeles Kings fans in Canada just might be in Kenora, Ont.

Organizers are hoping to attract about 3,000 viewers Saturday to the Kenora Recreation Centre to watch on TV as hometown hero Mike Richards shoots for a Stanley Cup.

The game also was shown at the arena Wednesday night when Richards and the Kings lost 3-1 to the New Jersey Devils.

Donny Beasant, who brings in the big screen and sound, said "everybody is excited about the final and the way Mike (Richards) has been playing the last few weeks.

"Mike is a real Kenora guy and supports Kenora and I think Kenora wants to support him."

The Kings lead the Cup final 3-1.

JONES STICKS WITH AVS

The Colorado Avalanche has signed forward David Jones to a four-year contract worth a reported $16 million.

The 27-year-old was set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Jones had 20 goals and 17 assists in 72 games last season.

"David has been one of our top offensive players over the past two seasons," Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman said in a statement Thursday. "He is a product of our organization who has developed into a proven goal scorer."

Jones was a ninth-round pick in the 2003 draft.

The Avs also signed defenceman Matt Hunwick, 27, to a two-year contract. He had three goals and three assists in 33 games last season.

DAVIDSON MAY TRY ON JACKETS

St. Louis Blues executive John Davidson has interviewed for a job with the Blue Jackets, the Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday.

Majority owner John P. O'Connell and president Mike Priest have met with Davidson, but neither of the Blue Jackets execs would discuss their interest in him.

Davidson, the Blues president of hockey operations, has a 30-day window to pursue other opportunities in the wake of the team's sale May 9 to Tom Stillman.

BRIEFLY

An anti-tax group is going public with its opposition to a proposed deal by the city of Glendale to a make an annual $15-million payment for 20 years to Greg Jamison, a prospective purchaser of the Phoenix Coyotes. "Glendale is on the verge of bankruptcy -- businesses, residents and taxpayers deserve better," Steve Voeller, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club told the Business Journal. Council will vote Friday on the proposal. The Goldwater Institute, a watchdog group, also weighed in, saying Glendale was considering a deal that would add substantially to the city's existing financial obligations when it is overloaded with debt ... Actor Charlie Sheen unleashed an expletive-laden ramp at a female security guard outside the Staples Center when he wasn't allowing back in after taking a smoke break during the Kings-Devils game Wednesday night. Sheen said he was trying to impress upon the guard the need for "common sense and common courtesy."


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