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Teemu Selanne may be close to re-signing with the Ducks

August 6, 2010 |  9:50 pm

Selanne_300 Teemu Selanne, who has 606 career goals, is quoted in the Finnish magazine Sports Journal that he wants to play another year and is close to re-signing with the Ducks.

The Times' Chris Foster reports that Selanne is close to a final decision, quoting Ducks spokesman Alex Gilchrist.

Selanne turned 40 on July 3 but is coming off a season in which he still had 27 goals and 21 assists despite multiple injuries, including a broken jaw and a broken left hand. While those injuries limited him to 54 games, he was able to collect his 600th goal, becoming only the third European-born player to do so, and the 18th player in the NHL to hit that mark.

"I made the decision to continue my career," he told the magazine. "In fact, it has been clear for a long time. Negotiations are now ready to begin."

Selanne, who usually spends his off-season in his native Finland, also said he had contacted former teammate Paul Kariya about playing together again in Anaheim. Kariya and Selanne were a high-scoring duo with the Ducks from late in the 1995-96 season until 2001.

Stay tuned.

-- Debbie Goffa

Photo: Teemu Selanne. Credit: Los Angeles Times