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Duck Tales: Selanne Retirement Festivities Announced

Doesn't the title say it all?

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DUCKS NEWS

  • We all know that Ducks will retire Teemu Selanne’s No. 8 jersey before the team's January 11 matchup with the Winnipeg Jets at Honda Center.  But this week, the Ducks announced the whole schedule of events for what they're calling "For8ver Teemu Week" including a special screening of 'Sel8nne' (the Finnish documentary on Teemu), a display of his trophies and an opportunity to view the banner itself up close and personal [Anaheim Ducks]
  • Paul Kariya will be inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame. [Vancouver Sun]
  • Goalie Shuffle Victim Igor Bobkov has returned to the Utah Grizzlies (the Ducks' ECHL affiliate). [ECHL.com]
  • The Ducks have activated backup goalie Jason LaBarbera, and have sent Dany Heatley to the minors. [Fox Sports]
  • A soldier who had been deployed to Afghanistan paid a surprise visit to his family and newborn son at the Edmonton Oilers-Ducks game on Wednesday. [Puck Daddy]
  • Earlier today everyone's favorite Ducks Statistician Kid Ish was on TSN 1260 radio in Edmonton to discuss tonight's game with the Oilers.  (Scan forward to the 28 min mark in the link below)

AROUND THE NHL

  • Watch Bobby Smith Ryan's potential 'Goal of the Year' from last night's Ottawa Senators-Los Angeles Kings game. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL and have put forward Justin Abdelkader on the injured list. [Associated Press]
  • Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien has criticized Jonathan Toews for not avoiding the Dennis Seidenberg hit during last night's Bruins-Chicago Blackhawks game. [CBS Sports]
  • According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the NHL is looking to have next year's Winter Classic in Boston. [Puck Daddy]
  • A new website by the Center for Disease Control focuses on the epidemic of mumps overtaking over the NHL. Know which teams, players and arenas to be most afraid of. (It's just a joke, of course). [Lighthouse Hockey]