Teemu Selanne injury update: Finland’s captain on track to play


 

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.

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?

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