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Eric Staal | Center

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
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Eric Staal saw his three-game point streak come to an end on Wednesday.
Carolina suffered a 1-0 loss to Florida. Staal is having a good campaign overall with six goals and 13 points in 16 contests. Nov 27 - 8:54 AM

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Eric Staal found the back of the net in a 3-2 loss to Los Angeles.

Staal has recorded at least a point in three of his last four contests. He has six goals and 12 points in 14 games this season. If he can stay healthy for the rest of the campaign, then he still has a shot of reaching the 70-point mark this season.
Nov 21 - 10:39 AM

Eric Staal and the Hurricanes handed the Stars a seventh straight home loss after a 6-4 win in Dallas Tuesday.

Staal amassed two goals and an assist to lead the charge for Carolina, who also received contributions from Patrick Dwyer, Jeff Skinner, Victor Rask and Jiri Tlusty in the win. Staal has now picked up 11 points in 13 games this year and looks good playing his natural center position once again.
Nov 19 - 5:53 AM

Eric Staal has moved back to center after a brief stint as a left winger.

Staal had no shots on goal while serving as a winger on Thursday. He skated alongside Jiri Tlusty and Zach Boychuk during Friday's practice.
Nov 14 - 1:09 PM

Eric Staal didn't record a shot on goal during Carolina's 3-1 loss against Winnipeg Thursday night.

Carolina was experimenting with shift Staal to the left wing. It's not clear how long they intend to keep him there, but we wouldn't be surprised if he's moved back to center in the near future.
Nov 14 - 10:25 AM

Eric Staal appears to be staying on the wing for now.

Victor Rask served as the center with Staal on the left and Zach Boychuck on the right during Monday's win over Calgary. Rask and Staal were joined by Jiri Tlusty at Wednesday's practice. Staal's three-game point streak came to an end on Monday, but he registered five shots on goal in 17:51 of ice time.
Nov 12 - 5:24 PM

Eric Staal had an assist in Carolina's 3-2 overtime victory Friday night.

Staal has been limited to just seven games in 2014-15 due to an upper-body injury, but he's been great when healthy. He has two goals and six points this season.
Nov 8 - 9:51 AM

Eric Staal ended a four-game goal drought Tuesday as he potted an empty-netter in the Hurricanes' 4-2 win over Columbus.

Staal has remained relatively productive in the games he has played this season, amassing five points in six contests. Riley Nash, Zach Boychuk and Justin Faulk also found the back of the net for Carolina in the victory.
Nov 4 - 11:22 PM

Eric Staal was between Jiri Tlusty and Jeff Skinner on Saturday.

While Staal was out, Riley Nash centered the top line but was between Elias Lindholm and Nathan Gerbe on Saturday. Just an FYI in case you were wondering what the Hurricane top two lines were.
Nov 2 - 4:37 AM

Eric Staal called the Hurricanes' start to the 2014-15 campaign "embarrassing."

Carolina is 0-6-2 this season, which makes them the only team in the NHL without a win. Staal wasn't able to help Carolina much in October because he was dealing with an upper-body injury. Even healthy though, the Hurricanes aren't a particularly good team this season.
Oct 31 - 10:38 AM

Eric Staal picked up an assist in his return to the Hurricanes lineup on Tuesday.

"I felt good, I felt like my pace was there and created some offense and some good looks," Staal said. "Miller (Ryan) was pretty good on a few on me. Got one on him there. It was a late, but individually I felt strong." Staal also had five shots on goal to go with his assist in his first game back from injury. Staal was sidelined for five games with an upper body injury. He is good to go to start in all of your fantasy leagues.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 29 - 2:41 AM

Eric Staal (upper body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Staal missed five consecutive games. The Hurricanes desperately need him back in their lineup as they're already 0-5-2 this season.
Oct 28 - 4:23 PM

Eric Staal (upper body) has declared himself fit to play.

He said he'll be in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Vancouver. Staal had a goal and an assist in two games for the Hurricanes before heading to the sidelines with an upper-body injury. He participated in Monday's session without a no-contact jersey.
Oct 27 - 5:25 PM

Eric Staal (upper body) looks like he could be ready to play in Tuesday's game against Vancouver.

He wasn't wearing a no-contact sweater during Monday's practice. Staal also skated between Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty on the Hurricanes' top line. He saw time on the top power-play unit as well.
Oct 27 - 5:13 PM

Eric Staal hopes to be with the Hurricanes "long-term," according to HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman.

Friedman spoke with Staal, who is dealing with an upper-body injury, Friday. Staal has two years, including this one, remaining on his deal and there has been speculation that the Hurricanes would consider moving him as part a rebuild. Staal says that any talk of his future has been "extremely premature" and that the only thing that could change his mind is if a new owner comes in and wants to change the direction of the team.
Oct 25 - 9:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Jordan Staal
6Andrej Nestrasil
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jiri Tlusty
RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Zach Boychuk
5Riley Nash
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4Tim Gleason
5John-Michael Liles
6Jay Harrison
7Brett Bellemore
8Michal Jordan
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin