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Hurricanes' Staal undergoes surgery
 Eric Staal
Eric Staal will enter his 11th NHL season with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal underwent surgery for a core muscle injury he suffered during offseason training and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia.

"Eric notified us of the injury late last week, and flew to Raleigh and then Philadelphia to be evaluated," said Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis in a statement Tuesday. "By having this procedure now, Dr. Meyers believes Eric will be able to return to action for training camp and be at full health for the start of the regular season."  Full Story

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