Hurricanes Gain Leighton but Lose Staal

The Carolina Hurricanes had great news Sunday night in their 3-2 win at home against the Florida Panthers. They gained what appears to be a legitimate backup goalie in Michael Leighton. They also had some very bad news in that their veteran center Jordan Staal is out with a concussion. As the timeframe for the loss of Staal is undetermined, it is tempting to say that the bad news...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Carolina Hurricanes Trades: Let’s Kick A Few Tires

With Jordan Staal headed to the IR, the Carolina Hurricanes need offensive help more than ever One of the major complaints coming into this season was whether the Carolina Hurricanes roster contained enough firepower to compete with the powerhouses of the Metropolitan Division.  While the additions of Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho increased the talent […] Carolina Hurricanes...
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5 days ago

Carolina Hurricanes Plan B: Are You There God? It’s Me, Ron Francis

With the Carolina Hurricanes placing Jordan Staal on IR, they now have to fill the gigantic hole of his absence There is no denying that Jordan Staal’s injury throws a gigantic wrench into the Carolina Hurricanes’ plans to make the postseason.  His injury is complicated by its length; more so the fact no one knows […] Carolina Hurricanes Plan B: Are You There God? It’s Me...
Via Cardiac Cane
5 days ago

Carolina Hurricanes Injuries: The Concussion ProtoStaal

Carolina Hurricanes Center Jordan Staal left the Florida game early with a concussion Last night against the Florida Panthers the Carolina Hurricanes came back from a two-goal deficit to win the game 3-2.  It was a key win against another team competing for a wild card playoff spot, and an especially energizing win after being […] Carolina Hurricanes Injuries: The Concussion ProtoStaal...
Via Cardiac Cane
6 days ago

Carolina places Jordan Staal on IR with concussion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have placed forward Jordan Staal on injured reserve with a concussion. General manager Ron Francis announced the move Monday night, a day after Staal was injured during a 3-2 victory over Florida . Staal has five goals and four assists in 21 games with the Hurricanes, who have won six of seven entering Tuesday night's game at the New...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordan Staal spears Bryan Rust, all hell breaks loose

Many people believe the spear to the groin started with Milan Lucic. He may be considered a legend in that regard, but the origins of this time-honored tradition may be muddied with multiple other spears. Last night was another example of a spear that belongs in the Spear to the Groin Hall of Fame. Jordan Staal gets fed up with the Penguins and delivers a spear to Bryan Rust’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Staal plays hours after the birth of his first child

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Many of the most important moments in a hockey player's life happen when they're not around to see them, or with the sport as a constant and necessary backdrop. Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal found out while he was getting married that he was going from the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Carolina Hurricanes back in 2012, and that he'd get to join forces with...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes activate Jordan Staal for first action of season

  The Carolina Hurricanes have activated center Jordan Staal from injured reserve. The Hurricanes announced the move Monday and say they expect him to play later that night against Montreal. Staal missed the first 35 games after breaking a bone in his right leg during a preseason game at Buffalo on Sept. 23. Without him, the last-place Hurricanes went 10-21-4. He has career stats...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Staal Breaks Leg In Preseason Game Against Buffalo Sabres

BUFFALO — Tuesday, Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal broke his right leg in a preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres. With 6:35 left in the third period, Staal was checked into the boards by Buffalo defenseman Josh Gorges. It appeared to be a clean hit, but unfortunately the result was not. “I’m concerned for sure,” said Canes’ coach Bill Peters before learning...
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Was the Hurricanes’ First Captain?

Eric Staal has been the captain of the Carolina Hurricanes since the 2010 season, when he took over for faceoff specialist Rod Brind’Amour. Now that Jordan Staal has joined his brother in Raleigh, the Staal family is the undisputed core of the future for the 2006 Stanley Cup Champions, though the team’s history stretches much further back than that, even to the franchise’s...
November 23, 2013  |  1 Comment

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