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BREAKING: Penguins’ Jagr Bobbleheads Stolen, Giveaway Delayed



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The Pittsburgh Penguins will not give away thousands of Jaromir Jagr bobbleheads on Thursday as planned. The team tweeted Thursday morning that the shipment had been stolen en route to Pittsburgh.

According to the team, they realized the cargo was stolen when it did not arrive as scheduled. The cargo theft occurred in California. The organization said it is an open investigation, and no further comment will be made in order not to hamper the recovery of the goods.

The Penguins host the San Jose Sharks Thursday at PPG Paints Arena.

“We were shocked to be a victim of cargo theft, and we are working closely with local and federal authorities on the investigation,” Penguins President of Business Operations Kevin Acklin said. “While this unfortunate incident adds to the legend of Jaromir Jagr, who will be in attendance as our guest at tonight’s game, we look forward to resolving this theft and delivering the prized Jagr bobbleheads to their rightful homes with our fans,” said Acklin.

On Feb. 19, the Penguins honored Jagr by retiring his number in both a rousing and emotional ceremony. Jagr participated in Penguins’ practice the day before and took part in the pregame skate wearing his iconic No. 68.

All Penguins’ players wore No. 68.

Thursday, fans were to receive the Jagr bobbleheads. Instead, they will be given a voucher for distribution at a later date.

Jagr is in Pittsburgh to participate in the annual Mario Lemieux Fantasy Camp. Jagr tweeted pictures of himself and Lemieux having dinner Tuesday.