Capitals might finally unload hefty salary

Jaromir Jagr has been on the block for about a year after failing to live up to expectations with the Capitals.

Updated: November 26, 2003, 1:23 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Just in time for Turkey Day, the Washington Capitals might be close to unloading their albatross, right winger Jaromir Jagr and most of his huge contract.

The Capitals are talking with the Rangers about a deal that would send Jagr to New York with Washington picking up as much as $20 million of the $44 million remaining on his contract after this season, according to the New York Post. No players were mentioned going to the Capitals and the Post reported that the Rangers haven't yet discussed which players they would trade for Jagr.

Jaromir Jagr continues to be very unhappy in Washington.
Jagr has been on the block for about a year after failing to live up to expectations since the Capitals acquired him from Pittsburgh in the summer of 2001. In the offseason, reports of a Jagr-for-Eric Lindros deal circulated but the deal failed to be completed mainly because the Rangers wanted the Capitals to eat more of Jagr's contract, which expires after the 2007-08 season.

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