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Canadiens to honor Saku Koivu as Ducks visit
Canadiens to honor Saku Koivu as Ducks visit

The Montreal Canadiens will conduct a pregame tribute to their former captain and retired Ducks center Saku Koivu before Thursday night’s game against Anaheim at Bell Center. Koivu retired during the off-season as the Ducks reshaped center ice with new additions Ryan Kesler and Nate Thompson. “It’s great that Montreal’s doing this,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. “He brought professionalism, leadership, talent [to the Ducks] and was put in a position as a third-line center to take important faceoffs, play the last minutes of the game … did all the right things.” Koivu is tied with the recently passed Canadiens great Jean Beliveau for...

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