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Teemu Selanne to return to Ducks under one-year, $4-million deal

September 15, 2011 | 12:55 pm

Teemu Selanne will return to the Ducks

Teemu Selanne will return to the Ducks for at least one more season.

The 41-year-old right wing, who had been unsure whether his surgically repaired knee would be strong enough for him to maintain a high level of play, on Thursday signed a one-year, $4-million contract and will report to camp on Friday. He was scheduled to speak with the media later Thursday but gave a video explanation on the Ducks' website.

Selanne scored 31 goals and 80 points in 73 games last season, impressive numbers at any age. He had surgery on his knee over the summer and was concerned that it might not hold up, but after skating on his own and with teammates the last few weeks he decided Thursday that he’s good to go.

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Photo: Teemu Selanne. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times