He would know: Selanne says Karlsson can come back from Achilles injury

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If Erik Karlsson can take solace in anything right now, it may be Teemu Selanne’s career.

Like Karlsson, 22, suffered yesterday, Selanne also had his Achilles tendon cut by a skate early in his NHL career. And look at him now — 42 years old and still playing at an all-star level.

“[Karlsson] can come back from this,” Selanne told the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman today.

“For me, it was about six months (of recovery). I felt soon after that I could play my normal game again.”

Selanne, then a 23-year-old with Winnipeg, was injured partway through his second season in the NHL (1993-94). He returned the next year and had 48 points in 45 games during the lockout-shortened schedule.

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