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DUCKS REPORT

Selanne Says He Feels 'Scary Good'

March 06, 1998|ELLIOTT TEAFORD

Odds are good Teemu Selanne will be back in the lineup for the Ducks tonight against the San Jose Sharks. A decision will be made after this morning's workout.

"It's 50-50," Selanne said. "Maybe 60-40."

Selanne, who leads the NHL with 41 goals, has been sidelined for four games because of strained abdominal muscles. He practiced at full speed with teammates Thursday for the first time since returning from the Olympics.

"I felt scary good," he said after the workout. "I was surprised how good I felt. It'll be so much fun to play again. I'm optimistic now, more than usual."

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Guy Hebert is scheduled to start in goal tonight, ending Mikhail Shtalenkov's string of three consecutive starts. Hebert looked rusty in the Ducks' 5-2 loss Feb. 25 to the Vancouver Canucks and has been getting intensive tutoring from goalie consultant Francois Allaire.

TONIGHT Anaheim vs. San Jose

* 7:30

* Fox Sports

West 2

Site--Arrowhead Pond.

Radio--KRLA 1110, KCKC 1350.

Records--Ducks 20-31-9, Sharks 23-30-7.

Record vs. Sharks--0-4.

Update--The Ducks are 1-3 in four games without injured forwards Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya and Travis Green. Green will miss his fifth game because of a groin injury. The Ducks recalled right wing Frank Banham from Cincinnati of the American Hockey League. Banham has seven goals and 15 points in 35 games for Cincinnati. He is expected to replace Kevin Todd, who was sent to Long Beach of the International Hockey League.

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