Eric Staal RUMORS & NEWS

  • Eric Staal's historic Canadiens debut the latest sample of depth team is built on

    Sportsnet "Enter Eric Staal, straight out of quarantine, to score the biggest goal of the season, the Montreal Canadiens’ first in 11 tries at three-on-three overtime, and to beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 after trailing 2-0 going into the third period of Monday’s..." April 06

  • Eric Staal makes Canadiens debut vs. Oilers

    The Score "Eric Staal is in the lineup Monday for his Montreal Canadiens debut versus the Edmonton Oilers. The recently acquired pivot served his mandatory seven-day quarantine and joined the club's top-six forward group at practice. " April 05

  • Canadiens' Eric Staal to make debut vs. Oilers on April 5

    Sportsnet "The newest Montreal Canadiens forward, Eric Staal, will make his debut with the team Monday against the Edmonton Oilers, head coach Dominique Ducharme confirmed Friday. Staal, who was acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on March 26, has been..." April 02

  • Eric Staal hopes to practice with Canadiens on Sunday, debut still unknown

    Yardbarker "Veteran center Eric Staal joined the Montreal Canadiens via a trade from the Buffalo Sabres last Friday but hasn't been able to skate with his new teammates due to the mandatory seven-day quarantine in Canada.  Per Dan Rosen of the NHL's official..." April 01

  • Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi removed from NHL's COVID-19 protocols, Joel Armia remains

    Sportsnet "Forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi has been removed from the NHL's COVID protocols but his teammate, Joel Armia, remained on the list as of Monday evening. Eric Staal, who was recently acquired from the Buffalo Sabres and is serving his government-mandated quarantine, is on..." March 30

  • Eric Staal excited to join Habs after tough Sabres stint: I can 'put that behind me'

    The Score "Eric Staal is ready for a fresh start. The Montreal Canadiens' newest forward is excited to be back in the playoff race after spending the first half of the campaign with the historically poor Buffalo Sabres. "Well, the good part for me right now is I..." March 28

  • Canadiens acquire veteran Eric Staal from Sabres

    The Athletic "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired veteran center Eric Staal from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for third- and fifth-round picks in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Canadiens announced Friday. The Sabres will retain $1.625 million, half of Staal's salary. Staal, a 17-year veteran who..." March 26

  • Trade Candidate: Eric Staal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It has been an interesting six months or so for Eric Staal.  First, he was surprisingly traded to Buffalo in the middle of the offseason for what seemed like a downgrade from Minnesota’s standpoint in Marcus Johansson based on their respective 2019-20..." March 26

  • Carolina Hurricanes Have Discussed An Eric Staal Return

    NHL Trade Rumors "According to Pierre LeBrun of TSN, the Carolina Hurricanes are likely to have internal discussions about paying the Buffalo Sabres price to trade for Eric Staal and bring the Stanley Cup champion back to Raleigh. The Sabres are struggling bad after a slew of moves last offseason which..." March 12

  • Eric Staal open to trade from Sabres, Oilers among possible options

    The Score "Buffalo Sabres forward Eric Staal has indicated he's open to being traded to a contender, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reported on Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading." The Edmonton Oilers are one club possibly interested in adding the veteran,..." March 09

  • Sabres rookie Dylan Cozens earns fast promotion to Eric Staal’s line

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "Seventeen years ago, Sabres center Eric Staal lived what Dylan Cozens, his new linemate, is experiencing right now as a teenage rookie. “It’s scary to think I was him back in the day,” Staal said on Zoom call after the Sabres prepared for..." January 19

  • Sabres' Eric Staal day-to-day after taking headshot

    The Score "Buffalo Sabres pivot Eric Staal left Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals midway through the third period after taking a hit to the head. He's considered day-to-day, head coach Ralph Krueger told WGR's Paul Hamilton. Capitals..." January 15