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The Daily: Jagr, 51, Earns Point in Season Debut; Zadina Update



Jaromir Jagr, NHL

Jaromir Jagr, now in his 36th professional season, made his season debut for Rytíři Kladno in the Czech Extraliga. He picked up an assist.

Jagr is 51.

He’s like the Czech version of Gordie Howe.

Jagr was always an entertaining performer when he was in the NHL and he hasn’t stopped putting on a show. He has owned the Kladno team since 2011 and last season he put up five goals and 14 points in 26 games for the team.  He’s not Jagr 1992 vintage, but still boasts hockey skill. The instincts are still there, even if the speed has been reduced.

Jagr’s stats for the game: one assist, two shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-1 rating in 13:52 of ice time

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Detroit captain Dylan Larkin said after a 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets that everyone on the team has to perform better than they are.
  • Defenseman Ben Chiarot says the Red Wings’ maturation as a team is still a work in progress.
  • Paywall story: Defenseman Antti Tuomisto is back playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins. The start of his North American pro career was undermined by a shoulder injury.

Red Wings Next Game

The Red Wings will play the Philadelphia Flyers Friday at home and the New Jersey Devils Saturday on the road before their Christmas break begins. David Perron returns to the lineup Friday after completing his six-game suspension. The Red Wings (15-13-4) are 1-6-1 in their last eight games. They’ve fallen into fifth place in the Atlantic Division. They are two points out of a wild card playoff position.

Hockey Now Network

Calgary: Defenseman Nikita Zadorov opens up about Darryl Sutter, the 2022 playoffs and his departure from the Calgary Flames.

Chicago: Nate Brown writes that the Chicago Blackhawks have showed some resolve during this tough stretch of games.

Montreal: On the lighter side, Cole Caufield admits he doesn’t like poutine. He’s not alone. Montreal Canadiens. 

New Jersey: A report says injured New Jersey Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton will be sidelined until April or May. That dials up the urgency for the Devils to trade for a defenseman.

Pittsburgh: Former Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, still popular with his ex-teammates, pranked Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby while he was in Pittsburgh recently.

San Jose: Coach David Quinn now likes what he’s seeing from former Detroit Red Wings player Filip Zadina. “There’s no BS in his game,” Quinn said. San Jose Sharks.