“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.”