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Saku Koivu | Center

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (39) / 11/23/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 181
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Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne were healthy scratches on Saturday.
The Ducks will likely use both veterans on Sunday in the final game of the season as they decided not to play them in back-to-back games to keep them rested for the playoffs. Koivu has 10 goals and 28 points in 64 games this season as the 39-year-old is winding down his NHL career. Apr 13 - 6:01 AM

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Saku Koivu was a healthy scratch on Sunday.

The decision to scratch Koivu was based on a desire to keep him rested rather than punish him for anything he's done wrong. He has 10 goals and 28 points in 62 games this season.
Apr 7 - 9:04 AM

Anaheim Ducks veteran forward Saku Koivu won't play against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

It doesn't sound as if this is an injury-related situation. Instead, it sounds like it's all about giving the 39-year-old Finn a breather. For all that's been made about Teemu Selanne's age, Koivu isn't that much younger. Veterans like him might get spot scratches over the next week-plus, so stay tuned for updates.
Apr 6 - 1:05 PM

Saku Koivu will be ready to go when the Anaheim Ducks return to action on Friday.

The Ducks are the last team to get back into action following the Olympic break and Koivu will be ready as he had a chance to recover after tweaking his groin and hip area in early February. "I took a few days just to complete my rest and was able to just get my mind away from the game," Koivu said. "We got back here and I got a bit of treatment and light workouts. Even though there's not a lot of guys, we were having a good intensity in our skates. A lot of skating. And we're hoping that he's going kind of ease on us a little bit towards Friday so we can feel good." Koivu has nine goals and 22 points in 45 games but has yet to pick up a point on the power play.
Feb 24 - 4:54 AM

Saku Koivu had a goal and an assist in Anaheim's 5-3 victory on Thursday.

That snapped Koivu's six-game point drought. He has nine goals and 21 points in 41 games this season.
Jan 31 - 9:11 AM

Saku Koivu wasn't named to Finland's roster for the Winter Olympics.

He reportedly said that he wasn't fit enough to participate in the Games. Koivu missed 15 games this season with a concussion, which could have something to do with that. He has eight goals and 17 points in 29 games this season. His Anaheim teammate Teemu Selanne was named to Finland's roster on Tuesday and his brother, Mikko, was put on the team as well even though he is sidelined with an ankle injury.
Jan 7 - 10:21 AM

Saku Koivu reached the 250-goal milestone on Saturday.

Koivu also netted his 251st career goal in Anaheim's 3-2 overtime win. "I think it's a good number," Koivu said. "But when you play with guys like Teemu on your team and he's got almost 700 goals, you kind of forget that. It's nice." Teemu Selanne has 679 goals and like Koivu is in the twilight of his career. However, Koivu's the one that's hot right now with four goals and seven points in his last five games.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Saku Koivu had a hand in all three goals for the Ducks in their 3-2 overtime win over the Coyotes on Saturday night.

Koivu scored twice -- one was the game-winner 51 seconds into OT -- and assisted. The days of him being a key fantasy player are long gone, but he's showing he's still got a little left in the tank with four points over his last four games. The 39-year-old has five goals and 11 points on the season. Andrew Cogliano scored the other goal, with Daniel Winnik picking up two assists. The Ducks have now won 10 straight games.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:00:00 PM

Saku Koivu notched a goal and an assist in Anaheim’s 3-2 win over Washington Monday night.

Koivu’s second multi-point effort in the past four games boosts his point totals to five goals and 11 points through 23 games. Koivu also collected four penalty minutes Monday night. Hampus Lindholm scored the game winner in the third period for Anaheim.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 10:05:00 PM

The Anaheim Ducks benefited Friday from the return of veteran center Saku Koivu, who had two assists in his team's 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames.

Koivu had sat out 15 games since suffering a concussion in Columbus on Oct. 27. "I felt physically pretty good," Koivu said. "You can only get into contact so much in practice. I felt fine. We have a second tough game [Saturday] so hopefully things remain well."
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 08:45:00 AM

Saku Koivu (head) has returned to the Anaheim Ducks' lineup.

Koivu has two goals and three points in 12 games this season. He missed roughly a month after being struck by Columbus' Brandon Dubinsky during Anaheim's 4-3 win on Oct. 27.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Saku Koivu (head) has been given the green light to participate in contact drills.

Koivu took part in Wednesday's practice. He's a possibility for Friday's game. He has two goals and three points in 12 contests in 2013-14.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 08:33:00 AM

Saku Koivu (head) is still experiencing some dizziness during his on-ice sessions.

It has been speculated for a while that he had a concussion and he admitted Thursday that this is the first such injury he's had. Koivu hasn't played since Oct. 27 and he won't be cleared until he can rid himself of those symptoms.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Saku Koivu (head) appears ready to return to the Anaheim Ducks' lineup, quite possibly for their game tonight in Pittsburgh.

The veteran center has been sidelined for 10 games because of suspected concussion-like symptoms after being knocked unconscious briefly during an Oct. 27 game at Columbus, but he participated in the Ducks' high-paced practice on Sunday and may be back to face the Pens.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 07:48:00 AM

Saku Koivu (head) didn't travel with the Anaheim Ducks to Florida for Tuesday's game.

The Ducks are kicking off a four-game road trip on Tuesday. Koivu recently suffered a setback in his recovery from the head injury and probably won't return in the near future.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 09:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Mathieu Perreault
3Saku Koivu
4Rickard Rakell
LW1Nick Bonino
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Daniel Winnik
4Matt Beleskey
5Patrick Maroon
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Teemu Selanne
4Kyle Palmieri
5Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Stephane Robidas
5Ben Lovejoy
6Bryan Allen
7Sami Vatanen
8Luca Sbisa
9Mark Fistric
10Sheldon Souray
G1Jonas Hiller
2Frederik Andersen
3John Gibson