Jagr to Play in the World Championships
Thursday March 19th 2009, 6:05 pm
Photo: Sportbox.ru

Photo: Sportbox.ru

Avangard Omsk winger Jaromir Jagr has confirmed his intentions to join the Czech national team for the upcoming IIHF World Championships, to be held in Switzerland from April 24th through May 10th.  Jagr shared the news in interview on Russian TV channel “Sport”.  “We have been given leave by the club until April 2nd,” the 37-year old Czech told viewers.  Unlike the NHL, Russian clubs do not break up for the summer immediately after the playing season ends, generally opting for a two week break before reconvening to work out together, evaluate the season gone by, and begin preparations for the one ahead.  Jagr intends to spend his break working out in Omsk.  “All this time I will be in Omsk, I must keep in shape,” he explained. “Then I will depart for the Czech Republic for training camp — I don’t know, admittedly, exactly when. If I’m healthy and in shape, I will go to the World Championship.”

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • FriendFeed
  • Reddit
  • Technorati
Filed under: Avangard Omsk

2 Comments so far
Leave a comment

    I guess he won’t be playing golf ;)

    Comment by Why...Oh why...Why,why 03.19.09 @ 10:20 pm

    All we need now is for Pru to get called up and that will be really cool,maybe he gets noticed with his extra ice time and responsibilities in Phoenix.

    Comment by Elliot 03.20.09 @ 4:23 pm

Leave a comment


(required) (will not be displayed)