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2014 NHL playoffs injury update: Selanne, Andersen in; Getzlaf a guess

Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks After a wee bit of a public kerfuffle, Teemu Selanne will return for Game 5 vs. Dallas. (Eddie Perlas/Icon SMI)

By Allan Muir

Lots of scintillating developments out of Friday morning's presser with Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau.

After sitting out Game 4 in Dallas, Teemu Selanne will be back in the lineup tonight for Game 5 vs. the pesty Dallas Stars (10:30 pm ET, NBCSN, TSN). The veteran winger, whose son took to Twitter to tweak Boudreau for scratching his otherwise healthy famed father, took the news in stride:


Despite a shaky performance in Wednesday's 4-2 loss, Boudreau is coming right back with Frederik Andersen between the pipes.




That's a surprising call given Andersen's Game 4 struggles, but Boudreau obviously feels it's his safest play. In other news, Jonas Hiller might want to call around and see if any of his buddies have spare moving boxes stored away in their garages.

But Anaheim's biggest mystery remains...a big mystery:




Ryan Getzlaf said he feels fine, but needs to let the process of returning from his upper body injury run its course. He remains a game time decision, but let's go ahead and read between the lines. His chances of playing are somewhere around 95 percent.