Jordan Staal To Miss First Five To Six Weeks of Pittsburgh Penguins’ Season

September 16th, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that forward Jordan Staal will miss the first five to six weeks of the upcoming NHL season following a recent procedure performed on his right foot.

Staal was injured on April 30, when the skate blade of Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban came down on his foot.

The incident took place during the opening game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Staal had this to say about the injury: “It was a freak accident. I went to the bench and looked down. It wasn’t looking good. I went to the room and took the skate off. I knew it wasn’t just a cut. I went straight to the hospital after, had surgery, went home, and had a good sleep.”

The surgery that was performed repaired a damaged tendon, and Staal returned in less than a week.

After the Canadiens eliminated the Penguins, Staal had two additional procedures on the foot in order to remove damaged tissue.

Penguins physician Charles Burke went into more detail about the most recent procedure: “Jordan was bothered by a localized recurrent infection in the tissue area near the tendon repair. This h ...

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