Teemu Selanne said he is ready to resume his hockey career, telling the Finnish magazine Sports Journal that contract negotiations with the Ducks should begin in the next few days.
Selanne indicated that if he signs with the Ducks, Paul Kariya also could rejoin the team.
"Selanne is close to a final decision," Ducks spokesman Alex Gilchrist said.
Selanne's representatives could not be reached for comment, but the veteran winger told the magazine, "I made the decision to continue my career; in fact, it has been clear for a long time. Negotiations are now ready to begin."
Selanne struggled through an injury-marred season in 2009-10 but still had 27 goals and 21 assists in 54 games. There was speculation that the probable Hall of Famer would call it a career, but he seemed confident that he would soon be playing alongside former linemate Kariya in Anaheim.
Kariya and Selanne were a productive tandem with the Ducks from 1996 to 2001. They also were teammates in Colorado in 2003-04, after Kariya left the Ducks as a free agent.