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Jagr: 'No desire' to play for Oilers

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07:23 AM ET 03.23 | The Edmonton Oilers have never had issues about discussing deals they've made, but when it comes to those that apparently fell through, it's another matter. Oilers GM Steve Tambellini had little to say yesterday on comments attributed to Jaromir Jagr about a possible deal to bring him to Edmonton. "The player is under contract, and unless he's relieved of his contract, there is no opportunity," Tambellini said. Yesterday the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia, sent out a press release stating Jagr would not be terminating his contract with Omsk. The release included a quote Jagr, allegedly given to the Czech newspaper Denik Sport, on the possibility of joining the Oilers this season had his team not made the playoffs. "Yes such an opportunity really existed," Jagr said. "The teams had discussed how that could be fulfilled. But it did not depend on me. "Should Omsk ask me to join Edmonton, I'd do that, but that was not something I desired myself. "After we made the playoffs, the whole thing ceased to be an issue."

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