Teemu Selanne gave Finland and fans of the Anaheim Ducks a bit of a scare yesterday when he left he team’s opening Olympic contest after the first period. He missed the second and third frames with what appeared to be a neck injury, and while it wasn’t immediately clear whether or not the “Finnish Flash” would be good to go against Norway, he seems to be on track to play.
— Antti Mäkinen (@sirmakinen) February 14, 2014
That’s good news for a Finnish team that will be looking to stay hot after dominating Austria via an 8-4 final. They’d like to see the goals-against come down a bit, but netting eight goals against any national team is impressive. No team has been as offensively prolific up until this point, and Selanne only makes a good group of forwards even stronger.
Selanne rarely plays in back-to-back games for Anaheim, so it’ll be interesting to see how he holds up across a tournament that can get pretty hectic. For instance, Canada is playing their second game in 24 hours today. Would Selanne be in the lineup if Finland were in a similar situation?