Teemu Selanne's decision on whether to play next season reportedly won't come anytime soon.
According to Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, Selanne, 41, will not make a decision about the 2011-12 season until September.
The Anaheim Ducks forward had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on June 30 and wants to see how his knee responds once it has completely healed, according to the report.
At the time of the surgery, Ducks general manager Bob Murray hinted that Selanne's surgery was more exploratory.
After the Ducks were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in April, Selanne did not give any indication about his plans.
"I'll let you know when I know something," Selanne told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "I'll just wait and see how I feel. I don't have to rush."
Selanne had reconstructive knee surgery in 2004-05, when the NHL was in a lockout.
Selanne had 31 goals and 80 points in 73 games last season. In his career, he has scored 637 goals and recorded 1,340 points in 1,259 games.