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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Forward Rickard Rakell, who set career highs in goals and assists last season, has signed a six-year extension with the Anaheim Ducks, the team announced Friday.A source told ESPNs Pierre LeBrun that the deal is worth an average of $3.8 million per season.Rakell, the 30th overall pick of the 2011 NHL entry draft, led the Ducks with seven game-winning goals last season. He finished with 20 goals and 23 assists in 71 games.The restricted free agent didnt participate in training camp while technically holding out for a new deal, although he would have been unable to play anyway after surgery last month related to his appendectomy.The surgery kept Rakell out of the World Cup of Hockey, but the 23-year-old is working out again in Sweden with hopes of returning to hockey before the end of October. He is expected to play on one of the Ducks top two lines.I think its something we both agreed was common ground for the two of us, Ducks general manager Bob Murray said. The injury held us up a little bit. We wanted to be totally comfortable Ricky was going to be OK going forward. Hes over 200 pounds right now and hes skating.Rakells contract, which runs through the 2021-22 season, absorbs two potential seasons of unrestricted free agency.With Rakells deal complete, Murray can turn his full attention to re-signing defenseman Hampus Lindholm, Rakells fellow restricted free agent. Lindholm is still at home in Sweden, depriving the Ducks of an elite, young blueliner as they begin their first season under returning coach Randy Carlyle.Murray had no progress to report on negotiations with Lindholms representatives, but Murray is speaking with them frequently.ddddddddddddTheres lots of different things that could happen with Hampus, Murray said. Were trying hard to get that accomplished. Both sides are talking. 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Something is wrong here, and weve got to get to the bottom of it.After losing their season opener, the Ducks play at Pittsburgh on Saturday, continuing their five-game East Coast road trip before their home opener against Vancouver on Oct. 23.Anaheim also assigned forward Joseph Cramarossa to its AHL affiliate in San Diego on Friday, a day after the Ducks claimed veteran forward Emerson Etem on waivers from Vancouver.The Associated Press also contributed to this story.? ' ' '