WINNIPEG, Manitoba – WINNOPEG — The odds are stacked against the Winnipeg Jets, who will likely be without goaltender Teemu Selanne for the remainder of the regular season.

    Selanne, who’s scheduled to make his fifth consecutive start Friday against the Calgary Flames, has a .922 save percentage through 10 games.

    He’s also 1-0-1 with a 1.60 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage in the last three games.

    But the Jets have a lot riding on the first overall pick in the draft and whether they can find a way to win a playoff game.

    “I’m not too sure if Teemus is going to be able to go in there and be able play at the level he needs to be at, but I think he’s got the tools to be a very good goalie,” Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Tuesday.

    “He’s a very talented goalie, but it’s a tough job to play.”

    Selanne has played well against the Flames in the past and made 27 saves Tuesday.

    He’ll be a candidate for the Calder Trophy.

    The Jets won a record three of their past four games before a 6-1 loss at Calgary on Oct. 11.

    Selne’s numbers have not been good lately.

    He allowed four goals in two games before going 0-1-1 in his past four and went 0-0 with a 3.36 goals-allowed percentage against the Coyotes.

    The Jets have been without goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, who has been out since Jan. 10 with a broken collarbone.

    They’ve lost seven of their last eight.

    Selning hasn’t faced the Coyotes since Jan 7.

    The rookie goalie has two shutouts and a 2.50 goals-per-game average over his past three games, a streak of five straight wins.

    The NHL average for shutouts is 2.26.

    “If you were to ask me, if you were asked to pick a goalie, I think you’d pick Teemun Selanne,” Cheveledayoff told reporters Tuesday.

    The 26-year-old Selanne was 4-0 against the Jets last season.

    Selanne and Khabilnskis teammates Niklas Hjalmarsson and Mikko Koivu have combined for 15 goals and 16 assists.

    The pair has combined for 14 goals and 27 assists in 64 games this season.

    RELATED ARTICLES