Jaromir Jagr Traded to Bruins against Scott Hartnells Wishes

Jaromir Jagr Traded to Bruins against Scott Hartnells Wishes

There is no doubt the Flyers could’ve used Jaromir Jagr this
season. Peter Laviolette is still searching for consistency from his top line
on down, and the ageless one has looked pretty good particularly during a
shortened season, posting 26 points through 34 games for the Dallas Stars.

There was even talk of Paul Holmgren swinging a trade for
Jagr, something some of the guys in the dressing room were pushing for. Alas,
it’s too late. The Boston Bruins reached a deal on Tuesday to acquire the
nine-time All Star from Dallas.

The price tag was not cheap. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning
News is hearing Boston paid two prospects and a draft pick for the 41-year-old
winger’s services. In their case, with the playoffs already a foregone
conclusion and a team that is ready to contend for the Cup, that might be well
spent. Jagr is a free agent at season’s end, but the Bruins are also in a
position to pay him at the end of the year.

Among the Flyers who will be none too pleased by the
development is Scott Hartnell, who the Inq’s Sam Carchidi tells us lobbied hard
for Homer to re-acquire Jagr. Hartsy said it would be good for team chemistry,
and of course he’s not too bad at this hockey thing, either.

A shame they let Jagr leave via free agency in the first
place, but $4.5 million seemed a lot at the time for a guy who looked significantly
slower as last season progressed. At this juncture, it does not look like a
reunion is ever going to be likely.

>> Report: Stars trade Jagr to Bruins [NHL.com]

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Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake


SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.