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Ducks re-sign Saku Koivu for $5 million over two years

Center Saku Koivu has agreed to return to the Ducks for two years and $5 million. Can Teemu Selanne be far behind?

We'll try and get an answer to that question a little later, when General Manager Bob Murray speaks to reporters on a conference call, but this much we know: Koivu is in the fold.

The 35-year-old Finn, who left Montreal to sign a one-year deal with the Ducks last summer, had 19 goals and 52 points in 71 games last season and had a team-leading plus-14 rating. He also won a bronze medal with Finland's Olympic team, his fourth Olympic medal. He had two other bronze medals and a silver medal.

The Ducks' other free-agent addition Thursday was another Finn, defenseman Toni Lydman ... but there's room for Selanne, too.

More later at www.latimes.com/sports

-- Helene Elliott

 
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