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Selanne's surge makes retirement decision tough

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - For the first time in his life, Teemu Selanne almost wishes he was off his game.

If the Finnish Flash hadn't played so well during the Anaheim Ducks' disappointing season, his future would be much clearer. Instead, the 39-year-old forward has been mostly outstanding when healthy during a year that included a bronze medal at the Vancouver Olympics.

Selanne's resurgence and the Ducks' struggles are forcing him to waffle on his retirement plans. Though he still seems to be leaning toward retirement, he has sounded increasingly open to a return in recent weeks.

Anaheim finishes the season at home against Edmonton on Sunday night.

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