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He would know: Selanne says Karlsson can come back from Achilles injury

Feb 14, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT

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If Erik Karlsson can take solace in anything right now, it may be Teemu Selanne‘s career.

Like Karlsson, 22, suffered yesterday, Selanne also had his Achilles tendon cut by a skate early in his NHL career. And look at him now — 42 years old and still playing at an all-star level.

“[Karlsson] can come back from this,” Selanne told the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman today.

“For me, it was about six months (of recovery). I felt soon after that I could play my normal game again.”

Selanne, then a 23-year-old with Winnipeg, was injured partway through his second season in the NHL (1993-94). He returned the next year and had 48 points in 45 games during the lockout-shortened schedule.


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  1. letsgopens8771 - Feb 14, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Selanne the Sage

  2. 950003cups - Feb 14, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    I like that Teemu Salami said that. Right now that kid needs all positive input. That Cooke bastard should have his knees shattered. I never wanna see him play. Karlsson should file a suit against him. Sue the NHLPA and the NHL to have him banned. It’s not the first time that douche swung his skate as a weapon. He did it to Osgood: LOOK HERE:

    • 950003cups - Feb 14, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      Sorry, wrong cheap shot. I lose count sometimes with this waste of life

      Here is him swinging his skate at Osgood

    • hockeyflow33 - Feb 14, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      When you post stupid comments, do you review it before publishing the comment and say to yourself, “Yup, this statement could not be any more stupid”, or are you really that slow?

  3. 950003cups - Feb 14, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    So you don’t agree with something it becomes “stupid”

    I understand. That in and of itself is a symptom of stupidity. You should learn something. It wouldn’t hurt. You might sound like you have a half decent mind instead of just saying “you’re stupid.. Duh huh!!!” Post something with credit. Like my 2 videos. If you are insisting that a law suit is ridiculous, then you need to learn more about the history of the NHL. Happens quite a lot, even during the original six days.

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