Sportsnet.ca "There will be no storybook homecoming in Montreal for Saku Koivu or a season spent elsewhere as a mentor. The 39-year-old centre has decided against playing a 19th year in the NHL and announced his retirement Wednesday. There is believed to have been some interest in Koivu after the Anaheim..." September 10
Saku Koivu is going to sit tonight. BB said the two spoke about it and he would do so out of respect. Thought he looked tired last game.
It's official: Saku Koivu in after he missed the past 15 games with upper body injury; reunited with Winnik and Cogliano.
Boudreau said Saku Koivu is a no-go tonight.
Pro Hockey Talk "The stage is being set for Saku Koivu‘s return. Koivu, out since Oct. 28 with a concussion, is reportedly close to coming back to action — to facilitate the move, Anaheim sent forward Rickard Rakell back to AHL Norfolk on Monday. Rakell, 20, appeared in six games for the Ducks during his..." November 18
Pro Hockey Talk "Saku Koivu is going home to Anaheim to be evaluated by the Ducks’ medical staff after getting knocked out by Brandon Dubinsky yesterday in Columbus. Per Eric Stephens of the OC Register, team doctors will determine whether the 38-year-old can rejoin the Ducks on their road trip. Anaheim..." October 28
NHL reviewed Dubinsky (CBJ) hit on Koivu (ANA). No supplementary discipline. Ruled a body on body hit with incidental head contact.
Montreal Gazette "“I want to keep this as low-profile as possible.” Saku Koivu is many things and a dreamer is one of them. The enormously popular former Canadiens captain touched down in Montreal on the Anaheim Ducks’ charter Wednesday afternoon planning to spend a quiet evening over an early dinner with..." October 24
Koivu deal is one-year, $2.5 million base. Potential bonuses included but unclear on how much.
Murray also vowed that team won't be back as is. Did indicate that he wants Koivu to return. Will have talks with Selanne over next while.
Vancouver Sun "The surprising Anaheim Ducks have another surprise in store Thursday for the Vancouver Canucks: a lineup minus Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu. Coach Bruce Boudreau is opting to rest his Finnish stars in a nod to Father Time. Selanne is 42 and Koivu 38 so they'll be watching from the press box as..." April 25
Orange County Register "At 38, Saku Koivu is past his prime and on the final slope of an exemplary NHL career. Or is he? The veteran Ducks center is doing a fine job of turning back the clock. Koivu's torrid start with four goals and nine assists puts him right behind fellow aged one Teemu Selanne for the team..." February 13
Los Angeles Times "A few weeks ago, the Ducks would have lost this game to the Dallas Stars. They had given up a two-goal lead in the third period, awakening thoughts of their many lapses during the first half of a season that has all but slipped away from them, and another loss probably would not have..." January 11
Orange County Register "What if? Have you played that game lately? There is less than a minute left in Game 5 on Friday night at Honda Center, with the Ducks clinging to a one-goal lead over the Nashville Predators. The standing-room-only crowd is on its feet and yelling, already celebrating the Ducks seizing a 3-2..." April 27
Orange County Register "The lesson of Sunday night was that 3-0 leads don't matter. Losing 3-0 leads doesn't matter. Bobby Ryan's penalty shot doesn't matter. Bobby Ryan getting a penalty shot stuffed doesn't matter. You measure this stuffed elevator of a Western Conference race in centimeters gained, seconds..." March 21