Eric Staal RUMORS & NEWS

  • Keep an eye on Staal and the Wild

    TSN "One of the funny wrinkles of the expansion draft rules this year is how disparately they impact certain teams. Some teams – particularly those that either bottomed out recently, or are in the process of bottoming out – risk next to nothing in exposure by way of the draft. (If you don’t believe..." June 20

  • After going unprotected, Staal holds off on commenting

    Pro Hockey Talk "Wild GM Chuck Fletcher made some pretty significant decisions over the weekend, exposing a trio of quality players for the upcoming expansion draft: defensemen Marco Scandella and Mathew Dumba, and forward Eric Staal. All three stood out, but Staal was especially interesting. The 32-year-old is..." June 19

  • Wild could lose Dumba, Staal or Scandella in Vegas expansion draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "Look, every glance at a team’s available players for the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft comes with the caveat that there might be a “side deal” involved. Maybe tantalizing Player X won’t be on the table thanks to … well, the expansion draft equivalent to bribery. Even with that in mind,..." June 18

  • Wild’s Eric Staal diagnosed with concussion

    Sportsnet "Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal has been diagnosed with a concussion as a result of a scary collision during Saturday’s game, according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Staal was taken to hospital after crashing head-first into the end boards late in the second period of the..." April 23

  • Wild's Staal released from hospital

    Fox Sports "The Wild will not be playing another game this season, but there’s a sliver of good news to come out of Minnesota this weekend: Eric Staal seems be okay. The veteran Wild centerman took a nasty spill headfirst into the boards during Saturday’s Game 5 and he didn’t look good in the aftermath...." April 23

  • Eric Staal taken to hospital after head-first crash into boards

    ESPN "Wild center Eric Staal left Game 5 of Minnesota's playoff series against St. Louis and was taken to a hospital following a head-first crash into the boards. The Wild announced on their official Twitter account that Staal is alert and stable but was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul,..." April 22

  • Wild's Eric Staal to play in 1,000th NHL game Sunday

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Almost 17 years later, it still feels like yesterday that Henry and Linda Staal dropped their jittery 15-year-old off in Peterborough, Ontario, for his first year of junior hockey. That’s quite a contrast to a few years later when a self-assured Eric Staal, already considered a..." March 17