Eric Staal RUMORS & NEWS

  • Eric Staal wants to stick with Hurricanes "Eric Staal knew the questions were coming Monday morning, and he was ready for them. A game in the NHL’s biggest media market brings along the kind of questions he doesn’t always have to answer on a day-to-day basis, although his future will be an increasing topic ahead of the March 2 trade..." January 20

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    Michael Smith @MSmithCanes

    Eric Staal said he'll be in the #Canes lineup Tuesday vs. Vancouver.

  • Sutter recalled; Eric Staal placed on injured reserve

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes on Wednesday recalled forward Brody Sutter from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. The team also announced center Eric Staal has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 11. " October 23

  • Rumours swirl about Staal coming to Toronto

    Toronto Sun "Eric Staal is apparently willing to waive his no-trade arrangement for a deal that would land him with the Maple Leafs. The question is: Have the Carolina Hurricanes reached the point in which they are willing to trade their best and highest-paid player as part of both a salary dump and the..." October 15

  • Staal Undergoes Surgery for Core Muscle Injury "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in..." July 29

  • Canes' Eric Staal, Cam Ward not immune from trading block

    Raleigh News & Observer "It’s hard to imagine the Carolina Hurricanes without Eric Staal or Cam Ward. They starred on the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup team. They’ve become fixtures with the franchise. Staal has been the team captain since January 2010. But the Hurricanes now have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs five..." April 16

  • Canada’s gold bittersweet for Staal

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal was up early Sunday and watching. He had to watch, even if it did hurt a bit. Canada was playing for another gold medal. With a 3-0 victory over Sweden in Sochi, the Canadians successfully defended the gold they won in Vancouver in 2010. Staal was a member of Team Canada four..." February 23

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    Michael Smith @MSmithCanes

    Eric Staal (lower body) likely sidelined for 5-6 days, according to #Canes head coach Kirk Muller.

  • Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has no ill will for Canucks' Edler

    Raleigh News & Observer "For the first time since the World Championship in May, Eric Staal and Alexander Edler will share a sheet of ice Sunday as the Carolina Hurricanes face the Vancouver Canucks at PNC Arena. But Staal, the Canes’ captain, said he isn’t interested in retribution. “Not for me. That’s not who I am..." December 01

  • Eric Staal's complete recovery a relief for Canes

    Raleigh News & Observer "From the time Eric Staal hurt his knee in May the goal was to be fully healthy and ready when the Canes' preseason camp opened in September. The first on-ice practices were held Thursday at PNC Arena. Staal was ready. "It was a good pace a good practice and hopefully it keeps getting amped..." September 12

  • Canes’ Eric Staal recovering from knee injury

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal got to Raleigh Center Ice a little after 10 a.m. Wednesday throwing on his skates for his first informal workout with some of his Carolina Hurricanes teammates. "Always good to see the big guy back" Canes forward Pat Dwyer said. Staal skated and stick-handled. He shot the puck..." August 22

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Muller says Eric Staal is ahead of schedule and training with his brothers in Thunder Bay as rehabs knee injury.

  • Hurricanes sign Jared Staal to one-year contract "The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Jared Staal to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay the 22-year-old $550,000 on the NHL level or $60,000 on the American Hockey League level during the 2013-14 season. Staal played in two games with the Hurricanes this past season. He..." July 16

  • Staal: ‘No question’ he’ll be ready for Canes training camp

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal was chosen to model the Carolina Hurricanes’ newly designed uniform Tuesday at PNC Arena, slipping into a red sweater. Of bigger concern to the Canes is how healthy Staal when it’s time to slip on one and play. Staal walked with a slight limp as he mounted the stage for the..." June 05

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Staal hopes to be skating in July

  • Eric Staal, Hurricanes dodge a bullet

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal’s diagnosis may been the best the Carolina Hurricanes could have hoped for, given the nature of his knee injury. Staal underwent an MRI exam Saturday morning in Raleigh, which determined the Canes’ captain has a third-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee...." May 19

  • Staal's injury is a knee sprain; recovery estimated at three months

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has a sprained right knee, but the injury will not require surgery, it was determined Saturday. Staal has a third-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament, and his recovery time has been set at three months, which would mean he'd be ready for the..." May 18

  • Eric Staal injured in knee-on-knee collision at Worlds "Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal was injured while playing for Team Canada on Thursday at the World Championships, leaving the ice in severe pain. Late in the first period against Sweden in a quarterfinal game, Staal -- Canada's captain, too -- was playing the puck in the offensive zone..." May 16

  • Staal brothers lead ’Canes to victory over Islanders

    New York Post "On the hockey checklists of brothers Eric and Jordan Staal — the siblings of Rangers defenseman Marc Staal — almost every major accomplishment one could ask for had been checked off. Be selected with the second pick in the draft: check. Hoist the Stanley Cup: check. Get a letter on the sweater:..." February 12

  • With Staal brothers in Carolina, family rivalry, bond to flourish

    SB Nation "Jordan Staal wasn't there to hear the crowd. He was a little busy. On June 22 at the NHL Draft in Pittsburgh, Staal was traded from the hometown Penguins to the Carolina Hurricanes, a reunion with his older brother Eric, the longtime captain of the Canes. But when the brothers found out about..." November 04

  • So far, Staal happy with Hurricanes' summer

    Raleigh News & Observer "So far, Eric Staal has seen what he wanted to see this summer from the Carolina Hurricanes. They added one elite player he knows well, his brother Jordan, went after some top free agents and pursued a trade for Rick Nash. So they didn't land Zach Parise or Ryan Suter, and walked away from..." July 10

  • Staal's shootout goal sinks Habs

    Montreal Gazette "Eric Staal scored in a shootout to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 win over the Canadiens Thursday night at PNC Arena. Blake Geoffrion scored for the Habs in regulation, while Chad Larose replied for Carolina. Cam Ward made 30 saves in regulation for the Hurricanes, while Peter Budaj stopped..." April 06

  • 'Refocused' Staal surges into game against Rangers

    Raleigh News & Observer "For the first time this season, Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes will be on the ice tonight with brother Marc Staal of the New York Rangers. The game should be intense. Eric Staal and the Canes are playing their best hockey of the season. Marc Staal and the Rangers sit atop the NHL's..." March 01

  • Noted improvement with Staal, Hurricanes

    Raleigh News & Observer "The applause is coming now, even on shifts when Eric Staal doesn't score. The way the Carolina Hurricanes played Friday, after the way they and their captain have played for three weeks now, there's plenty to get excited about. The killer, unfortunately, is that this has all come too late to..." January 21

  • Staal family tradition anything but good one

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "This is becoming something of a family tradition for the Staals. And not an entirely pleasant one. Jordan Staal , a Penguins center, made his 2010-11 debut in the Winter Classic Jan. 1, 2011, at Heinz Field after missing 39 games because of a foot infection and broken hand. A year and a..." January 04

  • Ward takes hot hand against Leafs

    Toronto Star "With his star player coming out of a slump, getting on a scoring streak and starting to play much better, Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller took some heat the other night for benching him. That star player on the scoring streak was Cam Ward. Yes, the goalie is on a one-game scoring streak having..." December 30

  • Staal scores winner in overtime as Hurricanes beat Leafs 4-3

    Toronto Star "Leave it to James Reimer to look on the bright side of an otherwise devastating loss — a 4-3 overtime decision to the Carolina Hurricanes in which the Maple Leafs blew a two-goal lead. "We ended up getting a point, a really valuable point because teams are so close," said Reimer. "It sucks we..." December 30

  • Staal catches fire in win over Leafs

    Raleigh News & Observer "It was just like old times for the Carolina Hurricanes, and certainly for Eric Staal. Staal had the RBC Center roaring in the third period Thursday, scoring a goal and then unleashing a mighty uppercut. But his second goal, in overtime, topped the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 and had the building..." December 30

  • Muller: Staal should not have to do it all

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller wasn't overly concerned about goalie Cam Ward's meltdown at the bench two weeks ago in Winnipeg. Ward was showing his emotions, showing how much he cared about winning, Muller said at the time. But Muller said Thursday that team captain Eric Staal might..." December 23

  • Canes' Staal accepts blame for Phoenix loss

    Raleigh News & Observer "No one asked that Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal come out and address the media Wednesday night. But after the Canes' 4-3 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes at the RBC Center, a miserable game in which he was on the ice for three of the Coyotes' goals, Staal had something to say and asked to..." December 22

  • Staals remain as tight-knit as ever

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal's house in North Raleigh has been overflowing with Staal men this week. Eric's father, Henry, has been in town visiting all week. Then came the brothers. Marc Staal, a defenseman with the New York Rangers, was at the house Wednesday night and again Thursday. Jordan Staal, a center..." December 03

  • Staal busts slump in big way

    Raleigh News & Observer "Having scored a goal, having pushed the Carolina Hurricanes back into the lead, Eric Staal was ready to celebrate. Staal sank low on his skates, loading up a big right uppercut. Thinking better of it, he rose up for a few light jabs instead. There still was hockey to be played, and a game to..." November 14

  • Staal awakens as Canes beat Pens

    Raleigh News & Observer "When it was over Saturday, when the Carolina Hurricanes had beaten the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 and ended a troubling four-game losing streak, Tuomo Ruutu had a poignant point to make. "It's great to win," the Canes forward said, "but the one thing we must remember from this is how hard you have..." November 13

  • Staal's start slow

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal is doing all he can to keep his mind clear, his concentration keen and his play consistently good. That said, it has been tough at times for the Carolina Hurricanes captain. Eight games into the season, Staal seemingly hasn't fully found his stride or gotten into a good rhythm for..." October 25

  • Who plays with Staal unanswered

    Raleigh News & Observer "The stated offseason priorities for Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford were a fourth-line center and a backup goalie. Tim Brent and Brian Boucher, respectively, look capable of answering those questions, but it's fair to ask whether the right questions are even being..." September 28

  • Staal works to find scoring touch

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal said he feels good, feels strong, feels he's competing as hard as he can for the Carolina Hurricanes. No, the team's captain said Thursday, he has not been worn down by a multitude of minutes, by being asked to do so much. No, he said, he's not pressing, not letting the frustration..." March 18

  • Staal healthy; Canes add defenseman

    Raleigh News & Observer "When all was done Monday, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford sat back and said, "We're real pleased with the way the day turned out." And why not? Eric Staal was at practice Monday and pronounced himself fit after it. The team captain missed Saturday's game against the..." March 01