Staal scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over Nashville. He's been on an offensive tear of late with seven points, including six assists, in his last six games. Staal could be available on the wire in deep leagues because of his overall stats (40 points in 62 games). Check.
Staal registered two assists, two shots on net, two hits and a plus-3 rating during Monday's win over the Islanders. The veteran center has turned in a respectable fantasy campaign with 13 goals and 38 points through 59 games. He's a key cog for the Hurricanes, and Carolina has four more games this week, so Staal is a potential grab in weekly settings or for owners desperate to pad their counting stats. Otherwise, Staal is nothing more than a middling asset in the majority of seasonal leagues.
Staal handed out two assists -- including on Sebastian Aho's game-winning power-play goal -- in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Rangers. He'd been slumping recently, picking up a goal for his only point in the last six games. With 35 points on his line, it appears that Staal will -- for the fifth time in five years with Carolina -- fall short of the 50 points he put up (over just 62 games) in his final season as a Penguin, 2011-12. It would take a big-time hot streak for things to go otherwise, but he's shown precious few signs of such capabilities despite constantly skating prodigious minutes.
Staal misfired on six shot attempts Friday night in an overtime loss to the Avalanche. Staal gets an 'A' for effort for this home performance, which may have been excusable in the first place, given that he's racked up 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 18 games since the calendar flipped to 2017. Staal has the pedigree to continue thriving on Carolina's top line, so try not to get too caught up in the fact that he drops goose eggs in the scoring column every so often -- even elite skaters are prone to the occasional drought.
Staal contributed two assists in Saturday's 5-4 OT win over the Islanders. Don't look now, but Staal has 14 points in his last 14 games, putting him on pace for a career-high 52-point season. He is absolutely thriving right now on the Canes' top line alongside Elias Lindholm and red-hot rookie Sebastian Aho. Run -- don't walk -- to your league's waiver wire to see if Staal is available.
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