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Rickard Rakell signs six-year extension with Ducks

Rickard Rakell signs six-year extension with Ducks

One Swede signed, another to go?

One half of the monthslong stalemates between the Ducks and restricted free agents Rickard Rakell and Hampus Lindholm ended Friday when Rakell signed a six-year contract extension worth $3.8 million annually.

Rakell’s deal took more than three months and was delayed by surgery to repair scar tissue that forced him to miss representing Sweden at last month’s World Cup of Hockey.

Ducks General Manager Bob Murray usually does not like long-term contracts but likes the distance to Rakell’s next chance for free agency. Murray wanted to secure Rakell, 23, a forward with terrific hands who earned a pay raise with a...

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