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Teemu Selanne mulling retirement

The Sports Xchange
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--Could Teemu Selanne have ended his career in a meaningless road game in Calgary? Possibly. Selanne faces his annual decision of choosing whether to play another season and he'll go his usual plan of taking some time off and consulting with his family before letting Ducks general manager Bob Murray of his plans by July 1. The issue isn't whether he has enough game left in his 41-year-old body. It is whether he is willing to make the commitment in the offseason to get himself into top shape for another 82-game grind. "I really do think that I can play well," Selanne said. "But, same hand, I don't know if you always have to play as long as you can. You know that it's going to end somewhere. My dream always was that I can retire with my own terms. I'm healthy. And I (can) still enjoy the game and life after hockey."

--The Ducks have reportedly reached a verbal agreement on a contract with Swedish goaltender Viktor Fasth, who could become their new backup to Jonas Hiller next season. According to a report in the Swedish daily Expressen, Fasth is intent on playing in the NHL next season and will sign with the Ducks once he finishes competing for his country in the IIHF World Hockey Championships that take place in May. No contract details were in the report but it is believed that the deal is done. Fasth, 29, played in 48 games for AIK during the regular season and had 23 wins, 21 losses, a 2.12 goals-against average along with a .931 save percentage

--The Ducks will play a preseason game against the Kings on Oct. 6 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. It will be the first time that the Ducks have played in Ontario and the second for the Kings, who previously played a preseason game against San Jose in 2009. A unique twist to the game is that the arena will be "split down the middle" with one side reserved for Ducks fans and the other reserved for Kings fans. The 9,736-seat arena is the home of the Ontario Reign, the Kings' ECHL affiliate.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I don't think anybody wants to see him retire, especially in a year like this where he was our best player in a lot of games this year. At 41 years old, he shouldn't have to be. There's a lot of other guys, including myself, that should have taken the reins from him a little earlier than we did." -- Ducks winger Bobby Ryan, on Teemu Selanne

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