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#12 C

Eric Staal

Shoots:
Left
Height:
6' 4"
Weight:
205 lbs
Age:
30
Born:
Oct 29, 1984
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Drafted:
2003 - round 1, 2nd overall by Car
G A Pts +/- PPG
2014-15 Regular Season
7 11 18 -10 3

Staal had two assists in Thursday's win over Toronto.

Staal, whose 18 points are the second-most for Carolina, has three points in three games after going five straight without one.

Staal had a goal Saturday.

Staal ended a pathetic nine-game goalless run.

Staal had a goal Thursday.

He has three goals in two games.

The Carolina Hurricanes have activated Staal from injured reserve. The team made the announcement Tuesday, about six hours before their game at Vancouver.

Staal suffered an unspecified upper-body injury during the Hurricanes' second game of the season on Oct. 11. He has missed the last five contests. He had one goal and one assist in those two games. To make room for Staal, the Hurricanes reassigned forward Patrick Brown to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte.

Staal expects to play Tuesday in Vancouver.

Staal is out with an upper body injury.

The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp.

General manager Ron Francis said the surgery was performed Tuesday by a doctor in Philadelphia. He says Staal suffered the injury - also known as a sports hernia - during offseason training. Francis says the doctor who performed the surgery believes Staal will be ready for training camp in September and should "be at full health for the start of the regular season."

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