Jaromir Jagr has never said he is watching for smoke signals from Pittsburgh, but he also has never dismissed the possibility of an eventual group hug between him, the city and its NHL team.

Most intriguing is that Jagr on Tuesday continued to dump the puck into the Penguins` end while addressing the topic of a future reconciliation.

"It`s not in my control," Jagr said after the Flyers` last practice before a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Penguins.

Game 1 is Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center — and the personal idol to whom Jagr has not spoken in months will be watching from a luxury suite.