Call him ‘Mr. Duck.’

Teemu Selanne is playing for the Ducks right now against the Colorado Avalanche, thus making it official: He has passed Steve Rucchin for most games played for the Anaheim (617) franchise. Selanne also is the Ducks’ career leader in goals (339), assists (377), points (716), plus-minus rating (+109), power-play points (130), game-winning goals (56), game-tying goals (9).

Carlyle, Ebbett on second-line shuffle.

Remember Brandon Bochenski?

He was the second-line forward briefly employed by the Ducks last season before Teemu Selanne un-retired and took his place in the lineup for the remainder of the year. Bochenski was dealt last Feb. 26 to the Nashville Predators for “future considerations” — no telling if Bob Murray is done considering Bochenski’s value — and the forward has spent the entire 2008-09 season in the AHL.

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Marchant likely back next week.

Forward Todd Marchant will see a hand specialist to have a pin removed from his left little finger Monday, and hopes to play shortly thereafter. “Keep your fingers crossed,” he said, noting the irony, after Friday’s practice.

“I’m able to do pretty much whatever I can right now. I’m able to skate every day, stay in shape. I haven’t missed a day since … two days after the surgery. I don’t anticipate it being much longer after the pin’s removed.”

Marchant hasn’t played since January 8, and underwent surgery to place the pin four days later. Without him in the lineup, the Ducks are 3-6.
Added Randy Carlyle: “If he can bear through the pain, he’ll play. … They feel that it’ll be a matter of taping the fingers together, making the configuration of his glove a little different.”

Teemu says he wasn’t rushed back.

Teemu Selanne admitted that he wasn’t at 100 percent when he returned to the lineup Wednesday night against Chicago after missing about a month with a lacerated quadriceps tendon. Which begs the question, if the Ducks’ playoff hopes weren’t so perilous, would he have waited to come back to the lineup?
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Jiggy talks about his struggles.

Watching Jean-Sebastien Giguere surrender goals in practice isn’t painful; these things happen and besides, it’s just practice. Watching Giguere react to each goal he allowed this morning was like pulling teeth.

“I don’t like having pucks in my net. I don’t know if you ever noticed that, but there’s never going to be a puck in my net when I’m in there,” he said – and sure enough, Giguere found himself looking back and swiping more than a few wayward pucks out from behind. Often, this was after he took a few seconds to lean down and collect his thoughts, possibly even to regain his composure.

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Parros is coming back, back, back. Updated w/quotes.

The Ducks and enforcer George Parros agreed today to a three-year contract extension worth $875,000 per year. Parros gets a raise of $325,000, and his status as a fan favorite makes him worth arguably more to the franchise. It’s helped that he has showed skills beyond fighting this season, with a career-high three goals and eight points through 45 games.

“It feels great,” Parros said. “I’m really happy that they wanted to, that they were interested in talking early. This is where I wanted to play, that’s why we got a deal done before the deadline. I think we’re both thrilled.”

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Ducks postgame quotes.

Travis Moen

We came out and knew what we had to do, throw lots of rubber at the goalie, get in front of him and try to screen him. We just needed a few more bounces. I thought we worked extremely hard tonight. We just didn’t quite get the win.

It’s frustrating any time you lose. We went to Phoenix and had a great game. I thought we played great tonight. There are a few areas in our game that we have to fix, but other than that, we worked hard and got lots of pucks on net.

Teemu Selanne

I really believe that if we can keep this effort, we are going to win a lot of games. The third period was totally ours. That is a good sign. It’s something that we have to build on.

On returning to the lineup

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