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High stick takes out Ducks' Selanne for two weeks

Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne (8) is helped off the ice by Emerson Etem (65) and trainer...

Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne (8) is helped off the ice by Emerson Etem (65) and trainer Joe Huff against the Philadelphia Flyers after taking a stick to the face during the third period at Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 29, 2013. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 2:52 PM ET

Anaheim Ducks winger Teemu Selanne might be re-thinking his decision to play one more season.

Selanne will miss the next two weeks after being clipped by Luke Schenn’s stick during Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The 43-year-old, who insists this is his final NHL season, lost several teeth —at least four — and needed 40 stitches to repair the damage caused by Schenn’s stick.

“You hate to see it,” said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “I just hate to see the whole teeth thing. Drives me nuts. It was a reckless use of the stick but what are you going to do. It was definitely not meant to hit him. But, (Schenn) could’ve had a little more control of his stick.

“The players are in control of their stick. It’s been called on us a couple times this year.”

Selanne returned to Anaheim Wednesday and will have oral surgery later this week.

In 10 games this season, Selanne has three goals and four assists. He needs to play just three more games to reach 1,400 for his career.


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