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Ducks' Selanne out two to six weeks after jaw surgery

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Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair two fractured bones in his jaw, the team announced Thursday night.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Jeffrey Pulver at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange. Selanne is expected to miss two to six weeks, which jeopardizes his ability to represent Finland in the Vancouver Games but doesn't rule him out.

The men's hockey tournament at Vancouver will start Feb. 16, which is almost five weeks away. So it's possible he could still make his fifth appearance for his homeland.

More later on the Ducks' game against the Kings at www.latimes.com/sports

-- Helene Elliott

Photo: Anaheim's Teemu Selanne receives medical attention after getting hit in the face with a puck against Boston on Wednesday night. Credit: Chris Carlson / Associated Press

 
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