Staal (upper-body) is skating in a no-contact jersey on Tuesday.
This is Staal's first practice with his team-mates since he suffered the upper-body injury. He will not play tonight, but is definitely nearing a return. He will need to shed that no-contact jersey tomorrow if he is going to play on Thursday or Friday.
Staal (upper-body) is not on the ice for Hurricanes practice.
The Hurricanes are not expecting to have Staal until at least October 28th vs. the Canucks. He skated on his own yesterday, but will need to join his teammates for practice before he is cleared to return to the lineup.
Staal (upper-body) skated on his own on Sunday, might play against the Canucks (Oct 28).
Staal has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury he suffered last Saturday. Sunday marked the first time that Staal skated since being injured, but he is expected to miss at least one more week.
Staal (upper-body) is not at Hurricanes' practice Friday morning.
The Hurricanes are off until Tuesday, so there is a chance that Staal could be back by then, but as of now he remains off of the ice with an upper-body injury.
Staal (upper-body) is not skating on Wednesday.
Staal missed Tuesday's game and his absence this morning is not a good sign for his availability for Thursday's game vs. the Rangers. The Hurricanes will likely be getting Jeff Skinner back tomorrow, but it does not look like Staal will play. Monitor his status during tomorrow's morning skate.
Staal (upper-body) will not play against the Sabres on Tuesday.
This is a terrible break for the Hurricanes who will be without both Staal brothers and Jeff Skinner tomorrow. There is no word on how long Staal will be out, but the Hurricanes are certainly hoping it is not a lengthy absence.
Staal (upper-body) did not participate in Hurricanes practice on Monday.
Staal left Saturday's game following a hard collision. The Hurricanes are already without his brother Jordan and Jeff Skinner, so if Eric is to miss anytime, Carolina will be in much bigger trouble than they already are. The Hurricanes practiced with Victor Rask and Riley Nash as their top-2 centres today. Expect an update on Staal following the morning skate.
Staal (upper-body) left Saturday's game and did not return.
Staal left the game after being hit hard. Original reports suggest that Staal may be suffering from concussion-like symptoms. The Hurricanes are extremely banged up already so if Staal misses any time, they are in huge trouble. He joins his brother Jordan and winger Jeff Skinner on the injury report. Expect an update on Staal on Sunday or Monday.
Source: @NHLCanes 10/12/14, 5:42 am EST
Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a "core muscle injury" and the Hurricanes expect him to be ready for training camp.
In 2013-14, Staal, 29, had his worst offensive season since his rookie season 10 years ago. His 61 points (21G / 40A) were nearly the same amount of points (53) that he posted in 48 games in the lockout shortened campaign. He is still considered a top-15 centre heading into this year, as long as this core muscle injury does not linger.
Staal (illness) will be in the Hurricanes lineup tonight.
Staal missed yesterday's practice but was on the ice for the optional skate this morning, so it is not much of a surprise to see him in the lineup tonight. Staal has just two goals and three assists in his last 12 games. Staal has posted nine goals and 16 assists (25 points) in 37 games vs. the Rangers.
Staal (illness) is on the ice this morning.
Staal missed Monday's practice, but is skating this morning in the Hurricanes' optional morning skate. His presence on the ice this morning suggests that he will be good-to-go tonight.
Staal (illness) did not skate this morning.
Monitor Staal's availability during Tuesday's morning skate. For now consider him probable for tomorrow's meeting with the Rangers.
Staal (lower-body) will return to the Hurricanes lineup tonight.
Staal missed the last four games, but will return tonight against the Flames. He will skate on the top line with Jeff Skinner and Alex Semin. He enters play with 35 points (10G / 25A) in 42 games this season.
Staal (lower-body) is back at Hurricanes practice.
This was foreshadowed by the Hurricanes roster moves earlier in the week, but now with Staal officially back at practice, he seems like a lock to play on Monday. Staal caught a break with Tuesday's game against the Sabres getting postponed, so he only missed three games with a lower-body injury that he suffered last Saturday. Staal was held off of Team Canada and that could be great news for his fantasy investors, expect an inspired player for the second half of the season. He has 35 points (10G / 25A) in 42 games this season, but it is his minus-15 rating that is concerning.
Staal (lower-body) could return on Monday.
With Brett Sutter and Zach Boychuk being reassigned to Charlotte and only Riley Nash being activated off LTIR, it is a good sign that Staal will return to the lineup on Monday after missing the last four games.
Staal (lower-body) will not travel to Buffalo.
Staal will not play tomorrow and is listed as day-to-day. The Hurricanes are back in Carolina on Thursday to take on the Maple Leafs, monitor his status during Thursday's morning skate.
Staal (lower-body) will miss the next 5-6 days says Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller.
Staal should miss the next three games and could potentially miss four if he is not ready to go by Friday vs. the Blue Jackets. With Staal out, Muller expects to shuffle the lines and says Tuomo Ruutu and Jeff Skinner will both see time at centre.
Source: @NHLCanes 01/5/14, 12:11 pm EST
Staal (lower-body) is not expected to play tonight vs. the Predators.
Staal played just 9:48 on Saturday before leaving the game and not returning. The Hurricanes recalled Aaron Palushaj from Charlotte today, who would make his Hurricanes debut with Staal out. Losing Staal would be a huge loss for the Hurricanes, he currently leads the team in points with 35 (10G / 25A) in 42 games.
Source: Stu Grimson 01/5/14, 8:39 am EST
Despite missing Thursday's practice with the flu, Stall was on the ice today and will play tonight vs. Washington.
Staal started the season relatively slowly posting three goals and six assists in his first 18 games, but has ramped up his game since registering six goals and 13 assists (19 points) in his last 16. He is currently riding a modest three-game point streak and has registered at least one point in 14 of his last 16 contests.
Eric Staal now has 12 points (7g, 5a) and is plus-11 in eight games during the month of February.
Staal has been back to his dominant self as of late, helping Jiri Tlusty with his offensive game. He now has 18 goals and 49 points in 60 games.