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Jordan Staal | Center

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
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Hurricanes coach Bill Peters thinks Jordan Staal (leg) might return on Monday.
That's in line with his previous predictions, but the closer we get to that date, the more likely Staal's return seems to be. It will be interesting to see if the Hurricanes ease Staal into the lineup given that he's missed the entire season to date. In that vein, we recommend tempering your early expectations for Staal as he might need some time to get up to speed. Dec 24 - 5:49 AM

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Jordan Staal (leg) may return before the end of 2014 according to Hurricanes' coach Bill Peters.

Staal has missed the entire season because of a leg injury suffered in the pre-season. The target date for Staal's return is December 29th against Montreal. The 26-year-old had 15 goals and 40 points in 82 games for the Hurricanes last season.
Dec 21 - 6:05 PM

Jordan Staal (leg) was again out for the morning skate Saturday, but he wasn’t in the lineup.

Staal has participated in back-to-back morning skates now, so he is progressing well in his return from a fractured fibula. Coach Bill Peters said that Staal could return before Christmas, and Staal has two more games to make that possible. He has yet to play this season.
Dec 20 - 7:25 PM

Jordan Staal took part in Carolina's morning skate on Thursday.

Jordan took his brother Eric's spot (maintenance day) on the ice. The younger Staal is making progress with his injured leg, but he will still be out for an undetermined amount of time. "It's going to be interesting to see if he makes it back before Christmas or post-Christmas," Coach Bill Peters said. "If he's ready before Christmas, we'll play him. We will be realistic on how we judge him."
Dec 18 - 6:18 PM

Hurricanes coach Bill Peters thinks Jordan Staal (fractured fibula) might return before Christmas.

Staal hasn't played yet this season due to the injury he sustained in September. He took part in line rushes on Tuesday, but he didn't want to commit to a particular return date. "I think it's going to be a little while yet," Staal said. "I still haven't pushed anybody yet. Getting in the corners, pushing people, keeping your balance, being strong on the puck. All those things are really hard on ankles and knees and stuff. You need to get that feeling back of being comfortable and strong." When Staal returns, Riley Nash might end up getting a reduced role.
Dec 17 - 8:30 AM

Jordan Staal (fractured fibula) might be able to return within the next two weeks.

Staal hasn't played yet this season due the injury. Carolina has gone 8-18-3 without him and Staal's return probably won't be enough to dig the Hurricanes out of that hole. Obviously it's too early to know what the lines will look like once Staal returns, but this has the potential to hurt Riley Nash's fantasy value as he's been averaging 17:48 minutes per game and leading the team in faceoffs taken in Staal's absence.
Dec 16 - 6:58 PM

Jordan Staal (fractured fibula) is now able to participate in practices in a limited capacity.

That's clearly positive news, but Staal still isn't close to returning. Unfortunately, by the time he's back it might be too late to realistically salvage the Hurricanes season as they're already 8-17-3.
Dec 12 - 10:12 AM

Jordan Staal (fractured fibula) is slated to practice with the Hurricanes on Thursday morning.

He won't take part in contact drills, but this is a positive step in his recovery. Staal suffered a fractured fibula in the preseason and he hasn't played since.
Dec 10 - 12:21 PM

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal managed to skate on Saturday, a promising sign for the up-and-down team.

Still, there's no timetable yet for his return. Staal isn't spectacular in leagues with standard stats, but deeper peripherals make him useful. He's also the type who can benefit teammates (from his goalie to line partners).
Dec 6 - 2:02 PM

Although he has yet to skate, Jordan Staal (fractured fibula) is no longer wearing a walking boot.

Staal has yet to play and was projected to miss at least the first three months of the season but he is apparently slightly ahead of schedule so far and that's great news for the Hurricanes. Stay tuned as he should start skating very soon.
Nov 30 - 7:19 AM

Jordan Staal has been placed on the injured reserve list.

This is just an FYI as it's not in the least bit surprising. Staal has a fractured right fibula and will be out for at least three months.
Oct 2 - 10:07 AM

Eric Staal is confident Jordan Staal will return this season and be able to contribute once he does.

It wouldn't be surprising if Jordan Staal returns given that his current timetable suggests that he will probably be back sometime in January. Whether or not he can meaningfully contribute after missing the first half of the season is another story. "Initially, there's the frustration of it all happening," Eric Staal said. "I think he's already over that and now it's about getting healthy and getting back. … It'll just take a little longer than we hoped. He is in phenomenal shape, the best shape I've seen him in. For something as freak as that was to happen is really, really tough, but his spirits have been pretty good."
Sep 26 - 10:03 AM

Jordan Staal miss 3 to 4 months with a fractured right fibula.

Staal suffered the injury during Tuesday’s preseason game against Buffalo, when he got tangled up with Sabres’ defenseman Josh Gorges. Staal will undergo surgery on his fractured right fibula on Friday. Losing Staal will definitely hurt Carolina’s playoff chances. The 26-year-old scored 15 goals and 40 points in 82 games with the Hurricanes last season.
Sep 25 - 6:16 PM

Hurricane's GM and President Ron Francis announced that Jordan Staal suffered a broken bone in the lower part of his right leg during Tuesday's preseason game with Buffalo.

We knew it was going to be bad when we heard that Staal was on crutches after the game and this confirms it. Staal is traveling back to Raleigh to visit with team doctors to find out the extent of the injury. It is a brutal way to start the season for both Staal and the Hurricanes. It is just another reason to hold your draft as late as possible. Stay tuned for details on a timetable.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 24 - 2:03 AM

Jordan Staal (leg) was set to return to Raleigh after Tuesday's preseason game in Buffalo while his teammates traveled on to Long Island.

Stall will consult with Carolina's team doctors and presumably undergo an evaluation to determine the extent of his injury. We'll pass along more details as they become available.
Sep 23 - 9:58 PM

Depth Charts

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