• AUDIO: Full Saku Koivu news conference
An emotional Saku Koivu returned to the Bell Centre late this afternoon for the first time since April 2009, and he expressed to the Canadiens, their fans and the city for making his 13 years in Montreal a memorable, mostly joyful time.
Koivu, who signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Anaheim Ducks in July 2009, plays his first NHL game on Bell Centre ice in a jersey other than that of the Canadiens on Saturday night, and he said he doesn’t quite know what to expect.
He is, however, certain this weekend will be one he never forgets.
More details to come.