Finland might miss Selanne in Vancouver Olympics

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Teemu Selanne might not make his fifth appearance at the Olympics for Finland.

The Anaheim Ducks star had surgery on his broken jaw Thursday, and the team said he is expected to be out for two to six weeks.

Finland’s first game at the Vancouver Olympics is Feb. 17 against Belarus.

A deflected shot hit Selanne’s face Wednesday night against Boston. He was playing for just the third time after missing 17 games with a broken left hand.

Selanne has been the top scorer at the Olympics twice, including in the 2006 Turin Games where he helped the Finns win a silver medal.

The 39-year-old forward from Helsinki has 595 goals and 1,235 points in his NHL career. He helped Anaheim win the Stanley Cup in 2007.