Staal to miss 3 offseason months
May 18, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes say they expect captain Eric Staal to be ready to start next season after suffering a scary-looking knee injury during an international tournament.
The team said Staal underwent an MRI on his right knee Saturday and it revealed a third-degree sprain of his medial collateral ligament.
The team says Staal won't need surgery and he should need only three months of rehab.
Staal's injury Thursday during the world hockey quarterfinals in Stockholm certainly could have been a lot worse.
The captain of Canada's team collapsed to the ice in obvious pain following a knee-to-knee collision with Sweden's Alex Edler.
The durable Staal, 28, has missed only 14 games during nine NHL seasons. He led the Hurricanes with 35 assists and 53 points.
Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
9-1 +1,025 Last 5 Days, +2,481 TY
11-2 +1,000 L13, 25-9 +1,883 Run
11-5 L16 Totals, +1,624 TY
5 Wins in a Row, 14-3 Streak
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!