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Eric Staal | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
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Eric Staal registered an assist in a 3-1 loss against Chicago.
Staal snapped a six-game point drought. With 19 goals and 44 points in 67 contests, this is shaping up to be his worst season since his rookie campaign. Mar 24 - 10:54 AM

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Eric Staal will return to the wing Saturday night after a few games back in his familiar role at center, but this time he won't be skating with his brother Jordan Staal.

Against the New York Rangers, Eric will play the left side with rookie Victor Rask centering and Elias Lindholm on the right wing. "We know what works best, obviously," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters insisted. The Canes are 2-5-2 in their last nine games.
Mar 21 - 6:29 PM

Eric Staal scored a goal in a 4-3 shootout loss Tuesday night.

Staal has recorded at least a point in four of his last five games. He has 19 goals and 43 points in 60 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 11 - 9:24 AM

Coach Bill Peters has switched up his lines and Eric and Jordan Staal will not be linemates on Sunday.

The brothers have performed well together since Jordan returned from injury a couple of months before but they were not together at practice Saturday as Eric was playing alongside Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm while Jordan centered Nathan Gerbe and Andrej Nestrasil. "It’s just time," Peters said of splitting up the Staals. "It goes stale with everybody at some point." The boys should be together on the power play. Eric has 18 goals and 38 points this season and is not an elite fantasy player any more.
Mar 8 - 7:38 AM

Eric Staal had a hand in both of Carolina's goals in their 2-1 win over Toronto.

Staal's power play goal at the 13:55 mark of the first period opened the scoring. With the game tied at one late in the first period, Staal also helped set up brother Jordan's go-ahead goal. The 30-year-old is having a disappointing season offensively, but he doesn't have a strong supporting cast around him. Staal has 18 goals and 35 points in 52 games this season.
Feb 20 - 9:52 PM

Eric Staal had an assist in a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

Staal has been fairly quiet this month with a goal and three points in seven contests. There was some hope that Staal would at least finish his disappointing campaign on a high note, but it's increasingly look like he'll just limp to the finish line.
Feb 18 - 5:11 AM

Eric Staal is enjoying playing left wing with his brother Jordan at center.

Staal moved to the wing when Jordan returned to the lineup and the Hurricanes have been a better team since then. "Not right now," Staal said when asked if he would like to move back to center. "I’m having a lot of fun playing with Jordan. I’ve played center my whole life. It’s a different position on left wing, but when you’re playing with someone with his strengths, it balances and helps my game." Eric Staal has 11 points in his last 12 games and deserves to be in your fantasy lineup at this time.
Jan 31 - 7:28 AM

Eric Staal had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss Tuesday.

Staal has 16 goals and 30 points in 42 contests in 2014-15. He's had a rough season by his standards, but playing with his younger brother, Jordan Staal, seems to have provided him with a boost. It wouldn't be shocking if he averages around a point-per-game for the remainder of the campaign.
Jan 28 - 10:44 AM

Eric Staal produced two goals, each of which was assisted by his brother Jordan, as the Carolina Hurricanes upset the struggling Maple Leafs 4-1 in Toronto Monday night.

Eric Staal now has 15 goals on the season. Jordan Staal has five assists. The Canes' other goals were scored by Brad Malone (his third of the season) and Elias Lindholm (ninth). Lindholm's goal ended a 14-game scoring drought. It was the second win in a row for the Hurricanes (16-25-5), who are 6-2-1 in January.
Jan 19 - 10:51 PM

Eric Staal won't waive his no-trade clause to leave Carolina.

Staal has one year remaining on his contract after this season at $8.25 million. Staal has played his entire 10-year career with the Hurricanes. The 30-year-old has 13 goals and 26 points in 37 games this season. Staal has 714 points in 806 career games. He won a Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes in 2005-06. Carolina could have potentially received a nice package of youngsters in return for Staal.
Jan 11 - 1:23 PM

Eric Staal scored his 300th career goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Predators.

Staal has tallied 11 times on the campaign and has struggled along with many of his teammates to live up to his potential. The veteran is always a good bet to deliver consistent production, but the days of him being a fantasy stud may be behind him. Justin Faulk also delivered a power play goal for Carolina in the losing effort.
Jan 6 - 11:14 PM

Eric Staal will stay as a winger with brother Jordan as his center.

Coach Bill Peters said that Eric looked comfortable on the wing. Staal has 10 goals and 22 points this season but is hot of late with goals in three straight games.
Jan 4 - 6:17 AM

For the third consecutive game, Eric Staal scored a goal for the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night.

Unlike the previous two games, though, Staal scored his goal in a Carolina victory -- a 2-1 win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. It was the captain's 10th goal of the season. Staal's goal, produced 41 seconds into the second period, turned out to be the game winner for Carolina. The Canes also got a goal in the first period from Brad Malone, his first.
Jan 2 - 9:56 PM

For the second consecutive game, Carolina captain Eric Staal scored his team's only goal in a loss.

Staal scored the opening goal in the first period of the Hurricanes' 2-1 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh Wednesday night. On Monday night, he was the only Carolina scorer in a 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. The Canes have lost three games in a row. Staal's brother, Jordan, Jordan Staal did not play Wednesday. He was held out of the game even though Carolina coach Bill Peters said Wednesday morning he expected him to be in the lineup against Pittsburgh, despite experiencing some discomfort after making his season debut against the Canadiens on Monday.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:54:00 PM

Carolina captain Eric Staal scored his team's only goal Monday night.

The Hurricanes dropped a 3-1 decision to the visiting Montreal Canadiens. Staal's goal, his eighth of the season, brought the Canes to within one goal at 2:59 of the third period. Montreal's Max Pacioretty cemented his team's victory in the final 30 seconds with an empty-net goal.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Andrej Nestrasil
LW1Eric Staal
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jeff Skinner
4Chris Terry
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Riley Nash
3Alexander Semin
4Pat Dwyer
D1Justin Faulk
2Ryan Murphy
3Ron Hainsey
4Brett Bellemore
5Jack Hillen
6Michal Jordan
7John-Michael Liles
8Danny Biega
9Rasmus Rissanen
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin