Eric Staal Injury: Updates on Hurricanes Star’s Foot and Return

December 7th, 2014 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

Eric Staal left the dressing room on crutches Sunday night after being struck by a errant slap shot against the Red Wings. He returned to the lineup a day later against the Devils. 

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Monday, Dec. 8

Staal in Lineup 

Eric Staal's foot injury must not be too serious, as the center was back in the lineup against the New Jersey Devils according to Tom Gulitti of The Record:


Sunday, Dec. 7

Staal Injures Foot

An errant slap shot from Justin Faulk struck Eric Staal right in the foot.

The Carolina Hurricanes center was hit in the foot by a shot from his teammate Sunday evening and skated off the ice, per Michael Smith of

Initially, the injury didn't look too serious, but Chip Alexander of The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, reported that Staal was on crutches after the game:

Staal entered the day tied for the team lead in points (15) and was third in goals (6).

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