Eric Staal will be in the Canes' lineup Tuesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs but Jeff Skinner is expected to miss his second straight game. Staal returned to Raleigh for the birth Sunday of a son, Levi John. He was not at practice today but will be at Tuesday's morning skate at the Air Canada Centre -- coach Kirk Muller said his first inclination was not to have a skate following two hard practice days, but that he may with Staal not available until Tuesday. Skinner, who has an undisclosed injury, did not play Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets. While not completely ruling Skinner out of the Leafs game, Muller said, "As of right now I don't think we're going to have him."
Staal to play against Leafs; Skinner questionable
Raleigh News & Observer | Dec 12