MOSCOW (AP) Jaromir Jagr signed with a Russian team a day after his split with the New York Rangers, leaving the NHL after nearly two decades and returning to the club he joined during the 2004-05 lockout.
The Russian League team Avangard Omsk announced the signing of the 36-year-old Czech winger on its Web site Friday.
Jagr's agent, Pat Brisson, confirmed the signing in an e-mail. He and Jagr, as well as the team, wouldn't comment on contract terms. The deal is believed to be for two years plus an option for a third, and will pay Jagr about $7 million tax free, the equivalent of about $11 million a season in the NHL.