Key defenseman will help lift struggling Cup champions
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Scott Niedermayer will rejoin the Anaheim Ducks after sitting out the first 28 games of the season. The defending Stanley Cup champions are hoping Teemu Selanne will follow suit.
Ducks general manager Brian Burke announced Niedermayer's decision at a news conference a half-hour before Wednesday night's game against Buffalo. It was replayed before the game on the video board, and the crowd roared its approval.
"I was pretty thrilled," said Rob Niedermayer, ...
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Scott Niedermayer made his decision. The veteran defenseman and reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner announced Wednesday he's coming back to the Ducks after months of contemplating retirement.
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