Jordan Staal spoke Tuesday about the anticipation of playing against his former Pittsburgh teammates on Thursday night.
"It's going to be fun. Obviously I was there for a long time and I have a lot of fond memories with that organization," he said. "We'll be playing against a good team and there will be a lot of new challenges and it will be a good challenge for myself. It's going to be weird. I've seen it a lot, being in Pittsburgh and seeing other guys go. Now to be on the other side is a little different. It's just going to be fun to play against those guys and just try to beat them." Staal has picked up four goals and 11 assists in 18 games with the Hurricanes so far.