Jagr Goes To Caps

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The Pittsburgh Penguins traded Jaromir Jagr to the Washington Capitals for three prospects on Wednesday.

In the deal, announced by Capitals general manager George McPhee, Washington gets Jagr and defenseman Frantisek Kucera, and sends Kris Beech, Michal Sivek, Ross Lupaschuk to Pittsburgh.

"Our main objective for the upcoming season was to add offense to our club, and acquiring one of the top offensive players in the league addresses that need," McPhee said.

The 29-year-old Jagr has 439 goals and 640 assists in 806 NHL games, all with Pittsburgh. The Czech forward played for Stanley Cup-winning Penguins teams in 1991 and 1992.

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