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.
After 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.