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The Sabres have acquired Eric Staal from the Wild for Marcus Johansson.

Staal will be 36 in October and is entering the final year of a two-year contract that carries a $3.25M AAV cap-hit. The move actually saves the Sabres $1.25M in cap space and they are getting the better player. Staal may be nearing the end of his career but he will be a great No.2 centre behind Jack Eichel and reunites with Jeff Skinner. They didn't play together a ton in Carolina but there should be familiarity there five years later.

Source: PuckPedia 09/16/20, 6:20 pm EST

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Staal (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

Staal suffered what looked like a long-term injury on Tuesday, so it was a great sign to see him on the ice for the morning skate. Staal will be a game-time decision vs. the Oilers but Gerald Mayhew has been recalled from Iowa (AHL) in case Staal can't play.

Source: Michael Russo 12/12/19, 12:24 pm EST

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Staal left Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.

Staal was forced to leave Tuesday's game after colliding head/shoulder first with a linesman in the neutral zone. Staal was down for a while and had to be helped off of the ice by the Wild medical staff. It looks like Staal is going to miss some time, leaving them without their first and second-line centres moving forward.

Source: Michael Russo 12/11/19, 11:29 am EST

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The Wild have signed Eric Staal to a two-year extension worth $6.5 million ($3.25M AAV).

Staal’s name floated around at the trade deadline as a potential rental, but ultimately signs a two-year extension to remain in Minnesota. Staal enjoyed a resurgent year in 2018 but has seen his production dip this year—he is on-pace for 18 fewer goals and four fewer assists. Staal will turn 35 at the start of next season, so his career will likely end in Minnesota.

Source: Bob McKenzie 02/26/19, 9:32 am EST

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Staal (illness) says he will return to the Wild lineup on Thursday.

Staal missed Tuesday’s game with an illness, but said he expects to play in Los Angeles. Head coach Bruce Boudreau called Staal a game-time decision, but it sounds like he’ll be back in. Staal has 11 points (5G /6A) in 13 games this season.

Source: Michael Russo 11/8/18, 2:57 pm EST

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The Wild have signed Eric Staal to a three-year contract worth $10.5 million ($3.5M AAV).

Staal is a former 100-point player, but has seen his career numbers come crashing down in recent years. After he was traded to the Rangers at the deadline, he struggled mightily, posting just six assists (3G / 3A) in 20 regular season games and failed to record a point in five post-season games. His recent struggles were detrimental to his UFA value, allowing the Wild to sign him to a potential bargain $3.5M AAV contract.

Source: Bob McKenzie 07/2/16, 8:14 am EST

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The Rangers have acquired Eric Staal from the Hurricanes for a 2016 second round pick, a 2017 second round pick and Aleksi Saarela.

Staal has been with the Hurricanes since being drafted second overall in 2003. He has seen his offensive output dip in recent years and has posted just 10 goals and 23 assists (33 points) in 63 games this season. He is a pending unrestricted free agent and leaves one brother (Jordan) to join another (Marc). He will play in the Rangers’ top-6 and shouldn’t be leaned on as heavily as he was in Carolina.

Source: @NYRangers 02/29/16, 5:24 am EST

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Staal (foot) missed practice on Wednesday; expect to play Thursday.

Staal, who suffered a foot injury on Sunday vs. Detroit, played through the pain on Monday, but missed today’s practice. Coach Bill Peters expects to have Staal on the ice for tomorrow’s pre game skate and have him in the lineup when they take on the Lightning tomorrow night. Staal has gone cold, failing to record a point in his last four games. He has 15 points (6G / 9A) in 22 games this season.

Source: Chip Alexander 12/10/14, 7:18 am EST

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Staal (lower-body) skated for about 20 minutes this morning.

Staal suffered a lower-body injury on Sunday vs. the Red Wings. He was blasted by shot in the foot area and left the game in some discomfort. He took part in the Canes’ optional morning skate, but left after about 20 minutes, putting his availability for tonight in some doubt. Expect an update shortly.

Source: Chip Alexander 12/8/14, 6:12 am EST

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Staal (upper-body) will be in the Hurricanes lineup on Tuesday.

Staal has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury but was a full participant in the last two practices and will be a go on Tuesday. This is a huge boost for the Hurricanes who 0-5-2 on the season. Staal had a goal and an assist in his first two games of the year, so he should pick up right where he left off. He will likely skate on the top line with Alex Semin and Jiri Tlusty.

Source: Michael Smith 10/27/14, 1:37 pm EST

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Staal (upper-body) is on the ice for the Hurricanes optional skate.

Staal has been out for nearly two weeks because of an upper-body injury. The Hurricanes are taking on the Oilers tonight, but Staal is not expected to be in the lineup yet. They have three days off in between games so he will likely get the weekend off and could be back next Tuesday.

Source: Michael Smith 10/24/14, 9:52 am EST

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