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Koivu announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday, reports.

Koivu, 39, became a free agent this summer after the Ducks declined to tender him an offer, and chose to hang up his skates after generating little interest on the open market. The veteran two-way center will be best remembered for his tenure in Montreal, where he captained the Habs for 10 seasons. He'll end his career with 832 points in 1,124 games, making him one of the more accomplished Finnish forwards to ever skate in the NHL.

Saku Koivu C ANA 2 years ago

Saku Koivu won't get a contract offer from the Anaheim Ducks, according to GM Bob Murray.

The veteran forward is considering retirement, but he did say that he would've preferred to stay with the Ducks if he decided to return for another year. Koivu may decide to check what offers he gets on July 1 from other clubs before deciding if he will call it career.

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Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu is considering retirement.

The 39-year-old is up in the air as to whether or not he wants to play in 2014-15. The Ducks may be looking for another center as well, but if Koivu did return to the NHL, he would prefer re-joining the Ducks. He had 11 goals and 29 points in 65 games last season so his fantasy value is negligible.

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Saku Koivu won't make a decision regarding his future anytime soon.

"I'll take a couple of weeks to decide [on my future]," Koivu said. "Get away for a little bit and then take it from there." The Ducks might have interest in re-signing him as a bottom-six forward if he decides to extend his career. Even if they want to move on, there's still a fair chance that another team will ink him to a one-year deal if he doesn't mind moving at this stage of his career. He had 11 goals and 29 points in 65 games in 2013-14.

Saku Koivu C ANA 2 years ago

Ducks veteran Saku Koivu is going to think about retiring.

After his team was eliminated from the post-season by the Los Angeles Kings Friday night, Koivu said he is going to contemplate his future but has not made a decision yet. "You are going to feel sorry for yourself for a while and then you get back to normal life," Koivu said. "I really don't have an answer for you . . . [just] really take a good, careful look." Koivu had one assist in 13 playoff games this season and was a minus 3. He is 39.

Saku Koivu C ANA 2 years ago

Saku Koivu might be a healthy scratch Wednesday night.

Koivu has no points and a minus-four rating in three games in the Ducks' first round series against Dallas. He was on the ice for just two shifts in Game 3 and logged 8:28 minutes of ice time overall in that contest.

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Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne were healthy scratches on Saturday.

The Ducks will likely use both veterans on Sunday in the final game of the season as they decided not to play them in back-to-back games to keep them rested for the playoffs. Koivu has 10 goals and 28 points in 64 games this season as the 39-year-old is winding down his NHL career.

Saku Koivu C ANA 2 years ago

Saku Koivu was a healthy scratch on Sunday.

The decision to scratch Koivu was based on a desire to keep him rested rather than punish him for anything he's done wrong. He has 10 goals and 28 points in 62 games this season.

Saku Koivu C ANA 2 years ago

Anaheim Ducks veteran forward Saku Koivu won't play against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

It doesn't sound as if this is an injury-related situation. Instead, it sounds like it's all about giving the 39-year-old Finn a breather. For all that's been made about Teemu Selanne's age, Koivu isn't that much younger. Veterans like him might get spot scratches over the next week-plus, so stay tuned for updates.

Saku Koivu C ANA 2 years ago

Saku Koivu will be ready to go when the Anaheim Ducks return to action on Friday.

The Ducks are the last team to get back into action following the Olympic break and Koivu will be ready as he had a chance to recover after tweaking his groin and hip area in early February. "I took a few days just to complete my rest and was able to just get my mind away from the game," Koivu said. "We got back here and I got a bit of treatment and light workouts. Even though there's not a lot of guys, we were having a good intensity in our skates. A lot of skating. And we're hoping that he's going kind of ease on us a little bit towards Friday so we can feel good." Koivu has nine goals and 22 points in 45 games but has yet to pick up a point on the power play.