Staal to miss 3 offseason months with sprained MCL
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
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
The durable Staal, 28, has missed only 14 games during nine NHL
seasons. He led the Hurricanes with 35 assists and 53 points.