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Saku Koivu to ‘take a couple of weeks’ to decide on future

May 19, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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“I’ll take a couple of weeks to decide [on my future]. Get away for a little bit and then take it from there.”

That was Saku Koivu today, per the Ducks’ Twitter feed, talking about his playing career, and whether he hopes to continue it next season.

Koivu is a pending unrestricted free agent. The 39-year-old forward had 11 goals and 18 assists in 65 regular-season games, but only one assist in 13 playoff games.

In Anaheim’s Game 7 loss to Los Angeles, Koivu logged just 6:37 of playing time.

“I thought Game 4 and Game 5, he was as good as we had at center,” said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “His ice time went down when we needed a goal.”

Boudreau added: “He’d win faceoffs, he would compete, he would do a great job. I don’t know what the plans are for him, what his mindset is or what [general manager Bob Murray’s] mindset towards him is. It’s just one of those things you wait out and see.”

Related: Teemu Selanne: ‘It has been a pleasure to be around for so many years’

  1. cobra9205 - May 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    He was terrible in the playoffs, might be best to hang em’ up now. He had a great career.

  2. hojo20 - May 19, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    I remember see ing Koivu, Selanne & Bonk play in Hartford. Can’t be that many players left in the league that played for/against the Whalers.

  3. mnwildfan15 - May 19, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    His brother should retire with him.

  4. cliffatola - May 19, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Hang them up, you were a good player for your career but you won’t be given the sendoff that Teemu got.

  5. skoivu10 - May 20, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    Don’t hang ’em up yet. Play with us to win a cup

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