Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Selanne Expected To Miss 2 Weeks

Anaheim Ducks veteran forward Teemu Selanne had to leave last night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers after taking an errant high stick from defenseman Luke Schenn. Selanne lost a number of teeth and had a cut, which needed 40 stitches to close. The injury required some dental surgery on Wednesday and the team announced that the 43-year old will miss the next couple weeks worth of action, due to the injury.

In 11 games played this season, Selanne has 3 goals and 4 assists, keeping a reasonable scoring rate this season.  He has been sat a couple of games, both of them were one-half of back-to-back nights, as he isn't scheduled to play both games of back-to-backs in his final season in the NHL.  Selanne's 7 points has him ranked 163rd in pool scoring, through Tuesday night's action.

ImplicationsAfter Tuesday night, we have a new pool leader, Chris M., who took a 1-point lead with a good night from a few players, including Canadiens defenseman Rafael Diaz.  Chris is already suffering from some below-average games played numbers from his skaters, but it is definitely being made up by his goaltending, which has been off the charts.  Losing Selanne will likely hurt a little, but his team seems to be managing well thus far.

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