Selanne Skates, but Still Doubtful

Teemu Selanne skated Thursday for the first time since straining his right thigh Nov. 11 against the Carolina Hurricanes, but it appears doubtful that he’ll be able to play tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.

Selanne has sat out four games because of the injury, but Marty McInnis has filled in capably on the first line. McInnis, acquired last month from the Calgary Flames via the Chicago Blackhawks, has heated up offensively just in time. He has three goals and four assists in the last five games.


vs. Edmonton, 7:30


Channel 9

* Site--Arrowhead Pond.

* Radio--XTRA (690).

* Records--Ducks 7-6-4, Oilers 9-7-1.


* Record vs. Oilers (1997-98)--4-2.

* Update--The Ducks have won three consecutive games for the first time since last March. The Oilers are expected to provide tougher competition than the New York Rangers, the Kings or the Flames, the Ducks’ victims during the streak. Bill Guerin leads the Oilers with 12 goals and 18 points.