Found May 18, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Carolina Hurricanes say they expect captain Eric Staal to be ready to start next season after suffering a scary-looking knee injury during an international tournament. The team said Staal underwent an MRI on his right knee Saturday and it revealed a third-degree sprain of his medial collateral ligament. The team says Staal won't need surgery and he should need only three months of rehab. Staal's injury Thursday during the world hockey quarterfinals in Stockholm certainly could have been a lot worse. The captain of Canada's team collapsed to the ice in obvious pain following a knee-to-knee collision with Sweden's Alex Edler. The durable Staal, 28, has missed only 14 games during nine NHL seasons. He led the Hurricanes with 35 assists and 53 points.

Eric Staal Suffers Brutal Knee Injury At World Championships

Eric Staal’s NHL season was cut short as the Carolina Hurricanes didn’t make it to the postseason. Staal went on to play in the IIHF World Championship, serving as the captain for Team Canada. In a game against Sweden on Thursday, Staal collided knee-on-knee with Vancouver Canucks defenseman and Swede, Alex Edler. From the video footage (which can be viewed here), you can see...

Alex Edler Leaves Eric Staal in Ton of Pain After Knee-on-Knee Hit at World Championships

The NHL season may be over for 22 teams, but that doesn’t mean the hockey has stopped for players on the 22 teams who aren’t lucky enough to still be playing for the Stanley Cup. The world championships are going on right now, and there is plenty of NHL representation. At least one team must be hating that fact right now. That team would be the Carolina Hurricanes who saw their...

Watch Eric Staal’s injury and decide: should NHL players play for their countries?

If you missed it yesterday, Canada was playing Sweden in the quarterfinals of the IIHF World Championships in Stockholm. In the first period, Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal was the victim of an ugly knee-on-knee collision by Swedish defenseman Alex Edler of the Vancouver Canucks. The video of the incident is below. Whether you think it was a dirty hit is not the question...

Eric Staal Injured In World Championship Game

Staal had to be helped off the ice and put no weight on his right leg after a knee-on-knee hit from Alex Edler in the first period of Canada/Sweden WC game today. Edler received a major and a game misconduct.   Bad news for Canes star at worlds.RT "@linushugosson Eric Staal in serious pain after knee-on-knee hit"… — Yahoo Sports...

No surgery required for Eric Staal

Supporters of the Carolina Hurricanes can exhale in relief. TSN's Aaron Ward reports forward Eric Staal doesn't appear to be in too bad shape following a nasty knee-on-knee hit from Swedish defenseman Alexander Edler at the IIHF World Championship.  "Initial diagnosis by Carolina Hurricanes Medical Staff of Eric Staal is that No surgery is required for Eric Staal.....

Eric Staal injured in knee-on-knee collision at World Championships

During the first period of Canada vs. Sweden in the Men’s World Hockey Championships in Helsinki, Finland, Alexander Edler collided with Eric Staal in a horrific knee-on-knee hit.  Staal was immediately down and writhing in pain.  Staal had to be helped off the ice by trainers and could hardly put any weight on his leg.  Edler was given a five-minute major for kneeing and was...

Eric Staal to miss 3 months with severely sprained knee

The IIHF World Championship is a major tournament that takes place during the spring, yet is eclipsed here in North America due to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Many players who either fail to qualify for the playoffs or get eliminated in the first round make their way onto their respective national rosters for a chance to win international gold. During a quarterfinal match on Thursday...

This Is Why You Don’t Miss The NHL Playoffs

  Fans HATE when their players go play in the Worlds because it a) means their team is not in the playoffs, b) someone could get hurt, and c) is a pretty meaningless tournament. Well, someone did get hurt. Eric Staal is the Carolina Hurricanes’ captain, all-time leader in pretty much everything, and their heart and soul. The Hurricanes missed the playoffs this year after a catastrophic...

Eric Staal injured in knee-on-knee collision with Alex Edler

Eric Staal down on the ice after his collision with Alexander Edler (courtesy of The injury bug strikes a member of the Staal family yet again! Carolina Hurricane’s center and Team Canada forward Eric Staal was injured in a knee-on-knee collision with Vancouver Canuck’s and Team Sweden forward Alexander Edler in the first period of the final Quarterfinal match...

What Direction Is Edler’s Career Going?

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, If you thought Edler had a brain-dead season this year — coughing up the puck and playing soft for a man of his tremendous physical abilities — you will be pleased to know that he at least tried to hit somebody in this one. Unfortunately for the Carolina Hurricanes and Eric Staal, it was a ridiculously lame hit on the Canadian...

Alex Edler Suspended For Remainder Of World’s by   Steven Ellis

  The IIHF has suspended Swedish defenseman Alexander Edler for the remainder of the World Championships for a knee-on-knee hit against Canadian forward Eric Staal. The incident occurred at 15:52 of the first period when Edler collided with Staal at centre ice. Staal immediately fell down to the ice, favoring his leg and visibly in pain. Edler had [...]
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