ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anaheim Ducks
defenseman Francois Beauchemin
said Monday he will need surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Beauchemin said the issue got worse from the beginning of the season and he wasn't able to be as physical toward the end. The recovery will take about three to four months.
"It's been bothering me for a few weeks," Beauchemin said on Anaheim's day of exit meetings.
"A few months, actually … I'll take care of it now and then. I've got all summer to get it better, rehab it and everything."
Beauchemin was perhaps the team's best defenseman for much of the season and excelled after he signed a three-year contract extension Jan. 20.
Selanne's decision: Teemu Selanne
had no update on his impending decision to retire or return for a 20th season.
Selanne has said he will inform general manager Bob Murray
his decision by July 1, his 42nd birthday. Selanne has typically delayed that decision until at least August although that happened last year because of knee surgery.
That’s not an issue this time around.
"I'm really thankful that the knee is holding up so well and I had no real issue," Selanne said.
Selanne said coach Bruce Boudreau
didn't try to persuade him into returning.
"We had a good meeting," he said. "Obviously he's going to respect my decision either way. He said he's really open arms welcoming back if I want to come back. That’s really good news."
Selanne and Saku Koivu
both said they are undecided about playing for Finland in the World Championship.
Visnovsky OK: Lubomir Visnovsky
said he's OK from a hit he took last Thursday in Edmonton in which he was upended and banged his head.
"I had the test (for) concussion symptoms and I was OK," he said. "I'll be OK."
Visnovsky said he was quite disappointed with his season, so much so that he contemplated retirement.
"I was very mad in the season because I don't feel comfortable," he said. "I think it was (my) worst season ever for me. My confidence was very low."
Visnovsky said he is "retired" from the Slovakian national team and won't play in the worlds. The tournament was held in Slovakia last year and Visnovsky wanted to end it there.
"That was my world championships," he said.
Ducks headed to the Worlds: Ryan Getzlaf
and Corey Perry
confirmed they will play for Canada in next month's World Championship. Bobby Ryan
said he will suit up for the U.S. and indicated that Cam Fowler
and Nick Bonino
will join him.