Ducks: Teemu Selanne keeps retirement plans on hold

August, 5, 2011
8/05/11
10:48
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Ducks winger Teemu Selanne has told a newspaper in his native Finland that he plans to wait until September to make a decision on whether to return for his 20th season in the NHL.

Selanne had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in June and wants to give the joint additional time to heal before announcing his plans, according to Ilta-Sanomat, the second-largest newspaper in Finland. Selanne has been working out in Finland this summer.

Selanne turned 41 on July 3 but continued to play at a high level last season. He scored 80 points in 73 regular-season games, his most productive season since 2006-07. He was particularly strong during the stretch run and into the playoffs, totaling 20 points in the final 16 regular-season games and seven more in a six-game loss to the Nashville Predators in the first round of the playoffs.

The Ducks are scheduled to open their season Oct. 7 in Helsinki, Finland.

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