Jordan Staal C CAR 5 months ago

Staal picked up an assist and scored into an empty net Thursday against Philadelphia.

Staal's offensive production has been pretty inconsistent, but it's nice to see him deliver a good game as the season winds to a close. A return to full health and productivity next year will be crucial for Staal and the 'Canes.

Jordan Staal C CAR 5 months ago

Staal recorded a goal and assist in Saturday's win over the Flyers.

It's the third multi-point outing of the season for Staal, who has been limited to just 42 games after fracturing his leg

Jordan Staal C CAR 5 months ago

Staal recorded an assist in Thursday's 5-2 upset win over the Penguins. It was his 19th point in 37 games since returning in December from a broken leg.

Staal's current pace would put him at around 40-45 points over the course of a full campaign, which is roughly in line with what he has produced over the past several seasons. Staal has been very good at avoiding the injury bug over the years, so you can probably pencil him in for a similar stat line next season.

Jordan Staal C CAR 6 months ago

Staal collected an assist Tuesday, but the Hurricanes ultimately took a 4-3 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets.

With consideration to a fractured fibula that he sustained last September, Staal has been serviceable with the puck. He has four goals and 13 assists in 29 games. On the downside, the Hurricanes have a poor goal differential (-23) and it's led to a plus/minus rating of minus-5 for Staal. Still, unless you play in a very shallow league, there is little reason not to throw Staal in your lineup each time he takes the ice.

Jordan Staal C CAR 6 months ago

Staal netted a power-play goal on one of his three shot attempts in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

A fractured fibula cost Staal considerable time earlier this season, but since returning to action in December, he's actually been more productive on a per-game basis than a year earlier. His four goals and 11 assists over 23 games have given life to a Hurricanes attack that desperately needed more skill down the middle.

Jordan Staal C CAR 7 months ago

Staal had an assist in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Sharks, giving him 11 points in 16 games since returning from a fractured fibula in December.Before Staal returned to the lineup Dec. 29, the lowly Canes were 10-22-3. Since he's been back, they are 9-4-4. Staal is positively thriving now as the team's No. 1 center, with brother Eric on the wing, and he deserves to be in your fantasy lineup every time he hits the ice.

Jordan Staal C CAR 7 months ago

Staal posted his second straight two-assist game Tuesday, helping out on brother Eric's game-opening goal and Justin Faulk's power-play tally in a win over Tampa Bay.

That's eight points in 11 games for Staal since his return -- a fine rate if he can keep it up, but this sample's still been too small to tell us whether he's truly back to his old scoring level or better.

Jordan Staal C CAR 7 months ago

Staal tallied a pair of assists, both on goals by older brother Eric, in Monday's 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

Staal has played in just 10 games this season, but after returning from injury he's got five points and is maintaining his pace from last season of about a point every other game. The 26-year-old should provide fairly consistent play on the teams' first line.

Jordan Staal C CAR 8 months ago

Staal notched his first goal of the season Tuesday, opening the scoring at 14:05 of the first period in an eventual shootout win over the Avs.

After managing a modest nine shots over his first six games back -- with three assists to show for that span -- Staal came out with a vengeance in this one, firing five pucks on net and getting paid off with the marker. The 'Canes have put him right back into a premier, big-minute role since his return from a broken leg, and he appears to be rounding into form.

Jordan Staal C CAR 8 months ago

Staal (lower body) was on the ice for morning skate and is in line to play Friday versus the Flyers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Staal took part in both power-play drills and line rushes, an indication he's not at risk of missing Friday's contest. He was forced out of Wednesday's game against the Penguins after experiencing soreness in his leg following his season debut earlier this week.