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Future Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne did not participate in his team's 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night.

The Ducks' 43-year-old luminary, who turned in a good game as a first-line left winger Friday night (instead of his usual role as right winger), has sat out the back end of several back-to-back sets this season, and that was the case again Saturday night.

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Teemu Selanne skated as a first-line left winger Friday night and had an assist.

Selanne, he of 1,440 games played and 682 goals, has been a right winger throughout his career. He wasn't thrilled with the idea, but Anaheim has struggled to find the third piece to the line with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. "Every time when you have a chance to play with those two guys, it's fun," Selanne said. "I haven't had a chance to do that for years pretty much. Those guys are unbelievable players. Hopefully we can do well." Selanne has seven goals and 21 points and a stay on this line should only help him as the season winds down.

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Teemu Selanne refused to answer a question about whether or not he deserves more ice time.

At the age of 43, Selanne is averaging just 14:58 minutes per game with Anaheim. However, he played a far bigger role with Finland and excelled, winning the MVP award for the tournament. While he wouldn't say whether or not he feels he deserves more ice time, he has said that he has accepted his role. It's also worth noting that the Olympics were more of a sprint while the NHL season is an endurance run, so part of the motivation for the Ducks limiting his ice time has probably come from a desire not to wear him out before the playoffs.

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Teemu Selanne didn't practice on Wednesday as he rests up following the 2014 Winter Games.

Selanne was named the MVP of the Olympic men's hockey tournament after becoming the oldest male player to ever win an Olympic medal. He was Finland's captain during the event and had four goals and six points in six games. "It was a great way to finish my national team career," said Selanne. "Now I'm back here, and it's also a good feeling. We have a great team here, and we have a mission. Hopefully the break will be good for our players. They can regroup and be ready for that last push. It's gonna be fun." This will be his last season, but the Ducks are in a position to make it a very memorable exit. Although it would be a stretch to call them the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, they're certainly a serious contender.

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Teemu Selanne has been named the MVP for the 2014 Winter Games.

Selanne also became the oldest men's hockey player to ever win a medal at 43. Throughout his career, he was superb on the international stage throughout his career with 24 goals and 43 points in 37 games. He also served as Finland's captain this time around en route to winning his third bronze and fourth overall medal.

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Teemu Selanne was thrilled with his 2014 Olympic Games as the 43-year-old played in his sixth and final Olympic Games.

Selanne ended his Olympic career with four medals including one silver and three bronze. "Twenty-six years ago I played my first national team game," Selanne said "and it's been a great journey so far, and this is a great ending. This has been a great journey. It gives me a very proud feeling, but it's sad also because it just creates unbelievable memories, great memories. Some huge disappointments, too. But that's how life goes. Those disappointments make you make sure that when you get some good moments you appreciate those and you can enjoy. What a great ending". Selanne ends his career as the all-time leading scorer in Olympic history with 24 goals and 43 points.

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Teemu Selanne added to his legacy at the Olympic Games on Saturday by scoring two goals in Finland's 5-0 win over the United States to capture the bronze medal.

His Olympic trophy case includes a silver and three bronze medals, now. Selanne also tops all scorers in Olympic history, with 24 goals and 43 points. Finland's 43-year-old captain looked renewed in Sochi after producing just seven goals and 20 points in 43 games with Anaheim prior to the start of the Winter Games. It was a great way for the veteran winger to finish his Olympic career.

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Teemu Selanne will try to end his legendary Olympic hockey career with Finland by winning the bronze medal on Saturday.

Selanne is already the top scorer in Olympic history, with 24 points in 25 games. The 43 year old is participating in his sixth and final games, and already has three bronze medals and a silver to his credit. The Finn has been effective so far in Sochi, notching four points in five games, and will be an instrumental part of the Finnish effort to defeat Team USA in the bronze medal game.

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Finland captain Teemu Selanne thinks his team has what it takes to win gold in Sochi.

"We realized we can beat these guys," said Selanne after Finland dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime to Canada Sunday. "Obviously it's a bad break at the end, but that's hockey." The Finnish roster is a young one, but Selanne understands that hard-fought games like Sunday's teach a lesson that can carry it deeper in the tournament. "When my teammates realized we can compete against these guys, it was a totally different game," said Selanne. "That was a good confidence boost for us, and we can beat anybody when we play our best. Even with all the injuries that we have. That's what happens in hockey. Just believe and do your best." Finland is without Mikko Koivu, Valtteri Filppula, and now Aleksander Barkov but that hasn't slowed the team down. It has won two of three games in round-robin play, earning a bye into the quarter-finals. The Finns will face the winner of Russia vs. Norway in that round.

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Teemu Selanne became the oldest player to score a goal in an Olympic game on Friday.

Selanne netted Finland's first goal in its 6-1 win over Norway. The Finnish Flash, who registered an assist in Finland's opener, now has an incredible 21 goals and 39 points in 33 games.