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Selanne loses ‘several teeth’ after high stick against Flyers

Oct 29, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

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The Anaheim Ducks played the majority of the third period with veteran forward Teemu Selanne.

According to the L.A. Times, Selanne suffered what was described as a “large mouth cut” when he took a stick to the face in the third period of Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

As per the Ducks official Twitter account, Selanne lost several teeth and has a swollen jaw as a result of the high stick.

The Ducks, despite losing Selanne, overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Flyers 3-2. Anaheim has now improved its record 10-3-0.

  1. esracerx46 - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    I hope they were fake. It would suck to play this long and lose the real ones at this point.

    • davebabychreturns - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      Those teeth were 65 games from retirement!

      • esracerx46 - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:48 PM

        The Ducks are 10-3-0. Little early to be writing them out of the playoffs! Haha

      • ntvd7 - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:54 AM

        *Slow Clap*

    • Kristenaux - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:10 AM

      They were. Darien Hatcher drove his stick into Selannes mouth & removed the four front ones a number of years ago, not remembering what game that was. But then in Jan. of 2010, he was hit in the face again, losing a bunch of teeth & getting a fractured jaw. Crosby’s puck to the face and subsequent broken jaw was eerily like Selannes….

  2. ipaintrinks - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Let’s be honest, he’s one of the oldest guys in the game. How much longer until his teeth start to fall out naturally?

    • esracerx46 - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      They do have toothbrushes in Finland you dolt.

  3. km9000 - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    And to think the team actually played the majority of the third period “with” him. Damn!

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 30, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    That thuckth.

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