Raleigh, United States of America
FILE PHOTO OF DALLAS STARS TEPPO NUMMINEN.
Dallas Stars' Teppo Numminen pictured in this December 22, 2003 has been sidelined indefinitely with a heart problem, the NHL team said on Saturday. The Finland-born player has a dilated aorta. The 35-year-old Numminen has played in 1,157 NHL games, second most of any player born outside north America. He has 111 career goals and 439 assists and has played in 59 games this season. Numminen is pictured at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, playing against Carolina Hurricanes. REUTERS/Ellen Ozier REUTERS JDP