New Jersey Devils winger Jaromir Jagr would like to be traded to an Eastern Conference contender, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
"He has stopped short of asking [Devils GM] Lou Lamoriello for a trade, because he, like everyone else, is very respectful of Lou Lamoriello," Dreger said on TSN on Tuesday. "Lamoriello believes that the Devils are still in the postseason fight, so Jagr does not want to bail. But they intend on revisiting the situation, probably a week down the road, to see where the Devils are at that point."
Jagr denied on Monday that he would ask to be traded.
"I feel I don't have to ask. If it's good for the team, I'm gone," Jagr told NJ.com's Rich Chere. "If they feel like they've got a good offer, they'll trade me. I don't have to ask."
Jagr, who turns 43 on Sunday, leads the Devils with 29 points and is tied for second on the team with 11 goals.
The Devils are 12 points behind the Bruins for the second and final Eastern Conference wild card playoff spot. Jagr won consecutive Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 1991 and 1992. He returned to the Stanley Cup finals in 2013 with the Bruins but Boston lost to the Blackhawks.
The trade deadline is March 2 at 3 p.m. ET.
- Dan Gartland