The Ducks, who are already 53 games into their season, will have Selanne at a discounted price, much like they do with Scott Niedermayer (non-pool), which should keep them within the boundaries of the salary cap for the end of the year.
Even in an annual sense, the Ducks active 23-man roster (including the injured Samuel Pahlsson) that was active on January 24th versus Los Angeles had an salary total of $48.2 million (approx.). So, the addition of Selanne and $2.1 million would have the team at the cap maximum. Of course, the cap system doesn't work that easily, but just as an idea, this is what he'll probably look at receiving, if not a little bit less.
|Chris Kunitz||Ryan Getzlaf||Corey Perry|
|Teemu Selanne||Doug Weight||Todd Bertuzzi|
|Travis Moen||Rob Niedermayer||Todd Marchant|
|Brad May||Brian Sutherby||George Parros|
|Ryan Carter||Samuel Pahlsson||Brandon Bochenski|
|Scott Niedermayer||Chris Pronger|
|Mathieu Schneider||Francois Beauchemin|
|Kent Huskins||Joe DiPenta|
In terms of the pool, Wes gambled incorrectly with who would return first to the league. He had the choice between Selanne or Peter Forsberg (Wes), whom he still has active on his team. Forsberg may still be along in the league here in the coming weeks, but his pool value is still rather questionable. Selanne will be available to anyone who would want to take a chance on him beginning in Week Twenty-One (but chosen in Week Twenty).
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