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Staal has been skating with Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty so far in training camp, reports the Raleigh News & Observer.

Although it's early and new coach Bill Peters will likely experiment with various line combinations before the start of the regular season, Staal could really benefit from inheriting his brother Eric's linemates from the last two seasons. Semin and Tlusty are two reliable, scoring wingers who are used to playing on the same line together, something Staal has often lacked since joining the Canes two seasons ago. One thing is for certain - Staal will once again open the season as the Canes' second-line center, so it's really just a matter of who will be his wingers at this point - likely some combination of Semin, Tlusty, Jeff Skinner and Elias Lindholm.

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Jordan Staal had an assist in Carolina's 5-2 loss on Thursday.

Staal was on a seven-game scoring slump. That point brought him up to the 40-point milestone, which is well below where we had hoped he'd be at near the end of the 2013-14 campaign.

Jordan Staal C CAR 6 Months

Jordan Staal potted two assists but Carolina could not get by the Islanders, losing 5-4 on Tuesday night.

The 25 year old has struggled this season, managing just 39 points through 72 games. It would be worse had the center not picked it up this month to score 10 points in his past 12 games.

Jordan Staal C CAR 6 Months

With Sunday's goal, Jordan Staal now has a six-game point streak (3G, 6A) going.

He scored the Carolina Hurricanes' lone tally in a dispiriting 2-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Staal also had 7 SOG and two hits in the game. He's easy to justify adding (43 percent owned) in hits leagues, as he now has 157 on the season. Whatever your format, at least keep an eye on the forward, who's usually mainly known for his defensive skills.

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Jordan Staal had two assists in Carolina's 4-2 win over Buffalo.

Staal extended his point streak to four games and this also marked his third straight multi-point contest. He has 13 goals and 34 points in 66 contests in 2013-14.

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Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes has been on a bit of a hot streak and he believes it's because he's learned how to relax and play.

But a line change that has Staal playing with wingers Jiri Tlusty and Alexander Semin likely has a lot to do with his newfound relaxation. Staal has two goals and three assists in the past three games, scoring the game-winning goal Tuesday in the Canes' 3-1 victory against the New York Rangers. "Their line has been very effective," Canes coach Kirk Muller said. "(Staal) is getting different results, so he's feeling better. That was the big thing he wanted - the extra responsibility. I think he's coming into his own, playing his best hockey since he's been here. He's become a power forward, taking the puck wide, going to the net."

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Jordan Staal had a goal and an assist on Tuesday.

Staal is now on a three-game point streak. He's been a bit of a disappointment this season with 13 goals and 32 points in 65 games. The only hope now is that he'll finish on a high not, but that's far from a certainty.

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Jordan Staal snapped a 10-game goalless drought Friday night.

He scored his 12th goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers and registered four shots. The move to Carolina hasn't allowed Staal to improve offensively the way most pundits thought he would. He has 28 points in 63 games this season.

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Jordan Staal scored the game-winning goal in Carolina's 3-2 victory over Columbus on Monday.

Columbus had a 2-0 lead for most of the contest, but Eric Staal erased the deficit by netting back-to-back goals in just one minute midway through the third period. Jordan Staal's marker came with just 5:55 minutes left in regulation time. For Jordan, that goal ended a seven-game scoring drought. He now has 11 goals and 25 points in 52 contests in 2013-14.

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Jordan Staal scored a goal and added three assists for the Hurricanes in a 6-1 thumping of Toronto Thursday night.

Given an opportunity to step up in the absence of his brother Eric, Staal took advantage of a porous Maple Leafs defines to enjoy his best night of the season. Elias Lindholm had an equally strong outing with a goal and two assists in the victory while Jeff Skinner, Zach Boychuk, Pat Dwyer and John-Michael Liles also tallied for Carolina.