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Jaromir Jagr returning to his roots

WILMINGTON — Jaromir Jagr had just come off the ice after a spirited practice with the Bruins Tuesday morning at Ristuccia Arena. The 41-year-old winger was peeling off his sweaty gear when the media came pouring into the dressing room and began assembling in front of his locker.

With the fourth-seeded Bruins set to face top-seeded Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night, Jagr, who spent the first 11 years of his NHL career with the Penguins, helping them win Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992, anticipated why so many reporters were waiting to talk to him.

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