Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair core muscle injury
Posted July 29
Raleigh, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury he suffered during offseason training, General Manager Ron Francis announced Tuesday. Staal is expected to make a full recovery by the beginning of the 2014-15 regular season.
“Eric notified us of the injury late last week, and flew to Raleigh and then Philadelphia to be evaluated,” Francis said in a news release Tuesday.. “By having this procedure now, Dr. Meyers believes Eric will be able to return to action for training camp and be at full health for the start of the regular season.”
The 29-year-old Staal is entering his 11th NHL season with Carolina after leading the team with 40 assists and 61points last year. A first-round pick by the team in 2003, he has 289 goals and 688 points in 769 career games.
The Canes first preseason game is Sept. 21 at PNC Arena. Their regular season campaign begins at home on Oct. 10 against the New York Islanders.