Eric Staal RUMORS & NEWS

  • Eric Staal wants larger role, doesn’t rule out Carolina return

    Yahoo! Sports "Eric Staal played 20 regular-season games and five playoff games for the New York Rangers. It’s completely OK if you don’t really remember any of them. Staal had three goals and three assists in those 20 games, skating to a plus-1. He went scoreless in five playoff games, skating to a..." April 28

  • Rangers' Eric Staal leaves game after blow to head, 'should be fine'

    The Score "Eric Staal of the New York Rangers was forced to exit Saturday's game against Detroit after taking a blow to the head from teammate Jesper Fast. It was announced Staal would not return for the third period, but his status was updated after the game and it's believed the injury isn't serious." April 09

  • 'An opportunity I needed to take': Staal pleased to land with contending Rangers

    The Score "Eric Staal didn't want to look back on his career and wonder. Staal met with the New York media on Monday less than 24 hours after being dealt from the Carolina Hurricanes, and explained that the prospects of winning another Stanley Cup - and this time with his brother, Marc - was too good of..." February 29

  • Rangers acquire Eric Staal from Hurricanes

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have acquired forward Eric Staal from the Carolina Hurricanes. In exchange, the Hurricanes will reportedly receive a pair of second-round picks and prospect Aleksi Saarela. As part of the deal, Carolina retains 50 per cent of Staal’s salary." February 28

  • Report: Eric Staal trade talks 'intensifying' between Rangers, Canes

    CBS Sports "One of the few big fish remaining among the players on expiring contracts that could be dealt is Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal. The veteran forward is set to play for Carolina Sunday, but it very well could be the last game of his career for the only team he's played for in the NHL if..." February 28

  • Marc Staal would love teaming up with brother Eric

    North Jersey "Marc Staal is deliberately trying to give his older brother, Eric, some space this week. Who knows? They may have plenty of time next week to catch up as Rangers teammates if the Hurricanes opt to deal their longtime captain, an impending unrestricted free agent. No one is quite sure of the..." February 27

  • Trade rumours leave Staal brothers in ‘weird situation’

    TSN "Just like everyone else, Jordan Staal has felt the rumblings and heard the rumours. Even based in North Carolina, he can’t completely avoid the trade chatter surrounding older brother Eric, which was amplified with the Hurricanes’ Thursday trip through the epicentre at Air Canada Centre. “I..." February 25

  • The curious case of Eric Staal

    TSN "Who knew winning could be so complicated for the Carolina Hurricanes? Tuesday night's victory over the Philadelphia Flyers leaves the Canes a mere three points out of a playoff spot, though the Pittsburgh Penguins have three games ‎in hand on Carolina while sitting in the final Wild Card..." February 25

  • Hurricanes captain wouldn't be 'crushed' if he has to move on "Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal, who has spent his entire NHL career with the franchise, said he wouldn't be crushed if he is either traded or can't come to terms on a new contract with the team. Staal, 31, is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, and that has led to..." February 19

  • Eric Staal has not been asked to waive no-trade clause

    The Score "Eric Staal has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause with the Feb. 29 trade deadline looming, the lifelong Carolina Hurricanes forward said Thursday, according to TSN1200's Ian Mendes. Not yet, at least. An unrestricted free agent at season's end, Staal said contract talks with the..." February 18

  • Is there a market for Eric Staal?

    TSN "Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal checked in at No. 8 on TSN’s 2016 Trade Bait list for players potentially on the move on Wednesday. But Staal, 31, and the Hurricanes are in a holding pattern at the moment. Carolina is 10th in the Eastern Conference in point percentage. They have flirted..." February 17

  • Carolina Hurricanes face 'extremely tough' choices with Staal and Ward

    Yahoo! Sports "Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis believes the questions and queries about the contracts for Eric Staal and Cam Ward have been more difficult on the players than himself. This is strange, considering the fact Francis has the unenviable task of trying to figure out what to do with..." February 11

  • Hurricanes face difficult decision to trade or keep Eric Staal

    Sportsnet "There was a time when a scoreless hockey game over 60 minutes was more than just a rarity. It was news. It was a headline. These days, well, any number of games in a given week threaten to go three-on-three overtime deadlocked at 0-0. It’s sure not news when it happens, a commentary on the..." January 22

  • Eric Staal's future with Hurricanes still unclear

    ESPN "The Carolina Hurricanes' surprising inclusion in the the Eastern Conference playoff chase adds an unexpected element to the Eric Staal storyline. It is unclear whether vying for a playoff spot will impact how Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis views the situation with his pending..." January 18

  • Uncertainty weighs on Canes’ Eric Staal

    Raleigh News & Observer "The uncertainty, Eric Staal admits, has weighed upon him more than he has let on at times. It isn’t just about playing out the final year of his contract without knowing what comes next. As a player, he can deal with that. As a husband and father and brother, it gets a little tougher. As the..." January 12

  • LeBrun: Predators, Canadiens Could Use Eric Staal

    Today's Slapshot "Pierre LeBrun was on Ottawa’s TSN 1200 on Monday afternoon. As part of a larger discussion on Eric Staal’s contract situation with the Carolina Hurricanes, and how his value might play out in a possible trade: “I certainly – I know Eric Staal doesn’t want to leave and with his no-movement..." December 01

  • Evgeni Malkin for Eric Staal trade is possible, according to Stan Fischler

    Yahoo! Sports "So the venerable Stan Fischler decided to take a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins in his latest “One Timers” column for The Hockey News. And it went a little something like this: No matter how you shake it Sidney Crosby has become a curious subject for study in Pittsburgh. His slow scoring..." November 30

  • Eric Staal talks possibility of re-signing with Carolina

    Sportsnet "It’s during times like these when you wouldn’t blame Eric Staal if he wanted out. The captain’s Carolina Hurricanes have lost four games in a row and six of their last seven. Goals have been increasingly difficult to come by — the club averages just 1.94 per game, third worst in the NHL — and..." November 20

  • Report: Eric Staal wants $9 million per year on next contract

    Puck Drunk Love "It was reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA that Eric Staal would like $9 million a year for his next contract. I also want to be the King of England. While Staal is a very good player and a player who is still playing like a first liner, it is a number that not a lot of people will pay for come..." September 29

  • Friedman: ‘Staal and Hurricanes not close on deal’

    Sportsnet "Sportsnet analyst and Hockey Night in Canada mainstay Elliotte Friedman appeared on Sportsnet The FAN 960 Monday, talking expectations for the Carolina Hurricanes and the current status of their captain, Eric Staal. Staal finished the 2014-15 season with 23 goals and 54 points, which was the..." September 15

  • Eric Staal trade rumors a Triangle postseason tradition

    WRAL Sports "Trade rumors are as much a part of hockey as ice. So it should be no surprise that there are rumors surrounding Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes after another season without playoff hockey. Hurricanes General Manger and Executive Vice President Ron Francis is not one of those exploring..." June 13

  • Eric Staal wants to stick with Hurricanes

    ESPN "Eric Staal knew the questions were coming Monday morning, and he was ready for them. A game in the NHL’s biggest media market brings along the kind of questions he doesn’t always have to answer on a day-to-day basis, although his future will be an increasing topic ahead of the March 2 trade..." January 20

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    Michael Smith @MSmithCanes

    Eric Staal said he'll be in the #Canes lineup Tuesday vs. Vancouver.

  • Sutter recalled; Eric Staal placed on injured reserve

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes on Wednesday recalled forward Brody Sutter from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. The team also announced center Eric Staal has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 11. " October 23

  • Rumours swirl about Staal coming to Toronto

    Toronto Sun "Eric Staal is apparently willing to waive his no-trade arrangement for a deal that would land him with the Maple Leafs. The question is: Have the Carolina Hurricanes reached the point in which they are willing to trade their best and highest-paid player as part of both a salary dump and the..." October 15

  • Staal Undergoes Surgery for Core Muscle Injury "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in..." July 29

  • Canes' Eric Staal, Cam Ward not immune from trading block

    Raleigh News & Observer "It’s hard to imagine the Carolina Hurricanes without Eric Staal or Cam Ward. They starred on the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup team. They’ve become fixtures with the franchise. Staal has been the team captain since January 2010. But the Hurricanes now have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs five..." April 16

  • Canada’s gold bittersweet for Staal

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal was up early Sunday and watching. He had to watch, even if it did hurt a bit. Canada was playing for another gold medal. With a 3-0 victory over Sweden in Sochi, the Canadians successfully defended the gold they won in Vancouver in 2010. Staal was a member of Team Canada four..." February 23

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    Michael Smith @MSmithCanes

    Eric Staal (lower body) likely sidelined for 5-6 days, according to #Canes head coach Kirk Muller.

  • Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has no ill will for Canucks' Edler

    Raleigh News & Observer "For the first time since the World Championship in May, Eric Staal and Alexander Edler will share a sheet of ice Sunday as the Carolina Hurricanes face the Vancouver Canucks at PNC Arena. But Staal, the Canes’ captain, said he isn’t interested in retribution. “Not for me. That’s not who I am..." December 01

  • Eric Staal's complete recovery a relief for Canes

    Raleigh News & Observer "From the time Eric Staal hurt his knee in May the goal was to be fully healthy and ready when the Canes' preseason camp opened in September. The first on-ice practices were held Thursday at PNC Arena. Staal was ready. "It was a good pace a good practice and hopefully it keeps getting amped..." September 12

  • Canes’ Eric Staal recovering from knee injury

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal got to Raleigh Center Ice a little after 10 a.m. Wednesday throwing on his skates for his first informal workout with some of his Carolina Hurricanes teammates. "Always good to see the big guy back" Canes forward Pat Dwyer said. Staal skated and stick-handled. He shot the puck..." August 22

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Muller says Eric Staal is ahead of schedule and training with his brothers in Thunder Bay as rehabs knee injury.

  • Hurricanes sign Jared Staal to one-year contract

    TSN "The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Jared Staal to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay the 22-year-old $550,000 on the NHL level or $60,000 on the American Hockey League level during the 2013-14 season. Staal played in two games with the Hurricanes this past season. He..." July 16

  • Staal: ‘No question’ he’ll be ready for Canes training camp

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal was chosen to model the Carolina Hurricanes’ newly designed uniform Tuesday at PNC Arena, slipping into a red sweater. Of bigger concern to the Canes is how healthy Staal when it’s time to slip on one and play. Staal walked with a slight limp as he mounted the stage for the..." June 05

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Staal hopes to be skating in July

  • Eric Staal, Hurricanes dodge a bullet

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal’s diagnosis may been the best the Carolina Hurricanes could have hoped for, given the nature of his knee injury. Staal underwent an MRI exam Saturday morning in Raleigh, which determined the Canes’ captain has a third-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee...." May 19

  • Staal's injury is a knee sprain; recovery estimated at three months

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has a sprained right knee, but the injury will not require surgery, it was determined Saturday. Staal has a third-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament, and his recovery time has been set at three months, which would mean he'd be ready for the..." May 18

  • Eric Staal injured in knee-on-knee collision at Worlds

    CBS Sports "Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal was injured while playing for Team Canada on Thursday at the World Championships, leaving the ice in severe pain. Late in the first period against Sweden in a quarterfinal game, Staal -- Canada's captain, too -- was playing the puck in the offensive zone..." May 16

  • Staal brothers lead ’Canes to victory over Islanders

    New York Post "On the hockey checklists of brothers Eric and Jordan Staal — the siblings of Rangers defenseman Marc Staal — almost every major accomplishment one could ask for had been checked off. Be selected with the second pick in the draft: check. Hoist the Stanley Cup: check. Get a letter on the sweater:..." February 12

  • With Staal brothers in Carolina, family rivalry, bond to flourish

    SB Nation "Jordan Staal wasn't there to hear the crowd. He was a little busy. On June 22 at the NHL Draft in Pittsburgh, Staal was traded from the hometown Penguins to the Carolina Hurricanes, a reunion with his older brother Eric, the longtime captain of the Canes. But when the brothers found out about..." November 04

  • So far, Staal happy with Hurricanes' summer

    Raleigh News & Observer "So far, Eric Staal has seen what he wanted to see this summer from the Carolina Hurricanes. They added one elite player he knows well, his brother Jordan, went after some top free agents and pursued a trade for Rick Nash. So they didn't land Zach Parise or Ryan Suter, and walked away from..." July 10

  • Staal's shootout goal sinks Habs

    Montreal Gazette "Eric Staal scored in a shootout to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 win over the Canadiens Thursday night at PNC Arena. Blake Geoffrion scored for the Habs in regulation, while Chad Larose replied for Carolina. Cam Ward made 30 saves in regulation for the Hurricanes, while Peter Budaj stopped..." April 06

  • 'Refocused' Staal surges into game against Rangers

    Raleigh News & Observer "For the first time this season, Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes will be on the ice tonight with brother Marc Staal of the New York Rangers. The game should be intense. Eric Staal and the Canes are playing their best hockey of the season. Marc Staal and the Rangers sit atop the NHL's..." March 01

  • Noted improvement with Staal, Hurricanes

    Raleigh News & Observer "The applause is coming now, even on shifts when Eric Staal doesn't score. The way the Carolina Hurricanes played Friday, after the way they and their captain have played for three weeks now, there's plenty to get excited about. The killer, unfortunately, is that this has all come too late to..." January 21

  • Staal family tradition anything but good one

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "This is becoming something of a family tradition for the Staals. And not an entirely pleasant one. Jordan Staal , a Penguins center, made his 2010-11 debut in the Winter Classic Jan. 1, 2011, at Heinz Field after missing 39 games because of a foot infection and broken hand. A year and a..." January 04

  • Ward takes hot hand against Leafs

    Toronto Star "With his star player coming out of a slump, getting on a scoring streak and starting to play much better, Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller took some heat the other night for benching him. That star player on the scoring streak was Cam Ward. Yes, the goalie is on a one-game scoring streak having..." December 30

  • Staal scores winner in overtime as Hurricanes beat Leafs 4-3

    Toronto Star "Leave it to James Reimer to look on the bright side of an otherwise devastating loss — a 4-3 overtime decision to the Carolina Hurricanes in which the Maple Leafs blew a two-goal lead. "We ended up getting a point, a really valuable point because teams are so close," said Reimer. "It sucks we..." December 30

  • Staal catches fire in win over Leafs

    Raleigh News & Observer "It was just like old times for the Carolina Hurricanes, and certainly for Eric Staal. Staal had the RBC Center roaring in the third period Thursday, scoring a goal and then unleashing a mighty uppercut. But his second goal, in overtime, topped the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 and had the building..." December 30

  • Muller: Staal should not have to do it all

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller wasn't overly concerned about goalie Cam Ward's meltdown at the bench two weeks ago in Winnipeg. Ward was showing his emotions, showing how much he cared about winning, Muller said at the time. But Muller said Thursday that team captain Eric Staal might..." December 23