Lacerated thigh sidelines Teemu Selanne

Dec. 21, 2008 at 2:42 PM
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ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Veteran Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne will miss up to six weeks after an MRI examination revealed he has a lacerated left quadriceps (thigh) muscle.

He suffered the injury when his own right skate sliced his left leg during a collision along the boards with Oilers defenseman Denis Grebeshkov in the opening minutes of Friday's 3-2 shootout win at Edmonton.

As he was trying to go to Anaheim's bench, the 38-year-old Selanne bled profusely and was helped off the ice.

"It was scary how much blood was coming out," he said on the Ducks' Web site. "It was all over. You couldn't even stop it."

The freak injury occurred in his 1,100th NHL contest.

After Saturday's MRI, Anaheim recalled center Andrew Ebbett from the American Hockey League's Iowa Chops to fill its vacant roster spot.

In 33 games this season, Selanne has 14 goals and 13 assists. He has compiled 1,185 career points (566 goals, 619 assists).

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