September is here, training camps are weeks away and the 2017-18 NHL season is less than a month from commencing.

And the Jaromir Jagr saga is still in full swing.

Days after Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving downplayed rumors of the team's interest in the 45-year-old forward to the Calgary Herald, wondering aloud "where all this talk comes from," Jagr himself suggested the Flames were, at least at one time, among his suitors in free agency.

"The interest has been there from the first day," Jagr said, according to NHL.com. "But it's tough to consider how big that interest really was. Especially when it's changing from one day to another."

This follows an August report that Calgary had "kind of looked at" Jagr as a potential acquisition.

The former Florida Panthers winger, one of the NHL's all-time leaders in goals and points scored, also detailed what he's looking for in a new NHL home, which he has yet to find since hitting the open market July 1.