The Anaheim Ducks and UFA forward Teemu Selanne have reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract (expiring at this season's end), and Teemu will join the Ducks this week to get some practice before playing again.
Teemu will make a little under $600,000 for the remainder of the season, and the Ducks are in such good salary cap condition that as of this day they can trade for a player whose annual salary is $5 million. Should they wait until the Feb. 26 deadline, they will be able to sign a player with an annual salary close to $6 million.
The Ducks are looking like defending champions on paper...can they gel together in time once again to look like defending champions on ice? Time will tell as the NHL braces for what should be an absolutely thrilling final stretch where almost all 30 teams are still within reasonable reach of a playoff berth. The final pit stop en route to the playoffs will be the trading deadline, February 26th.