Staal (undisclosed) will be in action versus the Bruins for Wednesday's Game 5, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Staal was forced out of Game 4 with an undisclosed injury but appears to be no worse for the wear. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native has yet to score in the postseason and is bogged down in a 16-game goal drought dating back to Feb. 18 versus the Predators.
Staal (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's Game 5 against the Bruins, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Staal exited Monday's Game 4 loss after taking a huge hit from Boston's Charlie McAvoy in the third period, but he practiced Tuesday, so he's probably closer to probable than questionable for Wednesday's must-win Game 5. The 31-year-old pivot has yet to show up on the scoresheet through the Hurricanes' first seven playoff games.
Staal notched two assists in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Penguins.
He recorded helpers on both of Justin Williams' third-period goals, as the veteran forwards showed some good chemistry together. Staal has a goal and eight points in the last 11 games, one of his best stretches of the season, and he could supply some deep-league fantasy value down the stretch on an impressively reinforced Carolina roster.
Staal scored a goal on three shots and won 11 of 20 faceoffs (55.0 percent) in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Nashville.
Staal found the net during a scramble in front to open the scoring just over three minutes into the game. It was the 225th goal of Staal's career and put an end to his 11-game drought. He has 21 points in 59 games in a support role for the Hurricanes.
Staal posted an assist, three shots on goal and four PIM in Friday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
Staal's assist was just his second during a 10-game goal drought -- the center has otherwise been ice-cold on offense. He's at 20 points, 108 shots and 117 hits through 57 games, but he's not worth a look in fantasy until he can get his scoring going.
Staal recorded two hits and blocked two shots but recorded no other statistics across 18:08 of ice time Monday in the Hurricanes' 6-5 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
The 31-year-old remains an important locker-room presence for the Hurricanes, but that's about the extent of his value these days. Staal has scored only one goal and accounted for three total points over Carolina's last 14 games and has just 19 points in 55 contests on the season.
Staal picked up an assist, two shots on net and two hits in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Blues.
Staal set up Brock McGinn for a tally at 12:31 of the third period. The helper snapped a five-game drought for the 31-year-old center, who has just 19 points in 53 games this season. He's added 112 hits and 102 shots, but the poor offense will keep fantasy owners from taking a look at Staal.
Staal entered the All-Star break with just three points in his last 10 games.
Prior to last season, Staal's point production had been fairly consistent, settling in at the 45-50 point range for three consecutive campaigns. Last season, he was limited to just 50 games as a result of a concussion, but still scored 28 points over that stretch, which equates to roughly the same 45-point pace. This year, however, he is on pace for just 30 points, which would be the lowest full-season output of his career since the 2007-08 season. Now at 31 years old, it's looking more and more likely that Staal's best years are behind him.
Staal potted a goal on two shots in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
Staal's tally 39 seconds into the third period set the tone for a back-and-forth finish to the game. The 31-year-old is up to six goals and 16 points with 84 shots on goal and 90 hits through 41 contests. He's on pace to miss the 40-point mark for the second consecutive season, but he hasn't struggled with injuries like he did in 2018-19.
Staal produced an assist, six hits and two shots on goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Staal was a physical force throughout the contest, and the center would add the secondary helper on Andrei Svechnikov's tying goal in the third period. Staal hasn't had much success with 13 points in 35 games this year, but the 31-year-old also has 79 hits and 70 shots.
Staal scored two goals and piled up 10 shots in a 6-3 win over the Jets on Tuesday.
Staal entered the night without a goal in his last 14 games, a slump that began back on Nov. 16. He finally found the net late in the second period with a power-play goal, then added an even-strength strike just over three minutes into the third period. Staal had scored just three goals all season prior to Tuesday's game. The veteran center has 12 points in 34 games this season.
Staal snapped an eight-game pointless streak with an assist in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Sharks.
Very simply, it's been a dreadful season for the 31-year-old Staal, who now has just eight points in 29 games. That puts him on pace for a career-worst 22-point season if he doesn't find a way to right the ship. In the meantime, he remains seemingly locked in as the Hurricanes' No. 1 center, which on paper seems curious given his offensive struggles this year. However, apart from Sebastian Aho, the team remains woefully thin down the middle, so until they can find someone who can step in and center one of the top two lines, Staal will likely continue to see the lion's share of minutes in the top spot.
Staal notched a point for a second straight game with an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Wild.
Following an excruciating 13-game stretch during which Staal recorded just a single goal, he finally appears to be emerging from the fog. There may be some life in him yet, but we still need to see more before we start recommending him as a viable, everyday option in fantasy.
Staal extended his current scoring drought to five games Thursday against the Rangers.
It's not good, folks. Staal now has just five points in 16 games this season, and just a single goal in his past 11 contests. He continues to see a ton of ice time (18:22 average TOI), centering the Canes' second line, but he appears to have completely lost his scoring touch. Furthermore, he's only had one shot on goal during the past three games. Staal looks thoroughly disengaged out there. Put him on your fantasy bench or drop him outright if there are better options on your wire.
Staal snapped a five-game pointless drought with his first power-play goal of the season in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Blackhawks.
Averaging 18:30 per game, Staal continues to see plenty of ice time as the Canes' No. 2 center behind Sebastian Aho, but he hasn't done much in the scoring department so far this season. Now with just five points in 11 games, he'll be lucky to crack the 40-point plateau. The Canes will need to get him going of they expect to keep up with the likes of Washington and Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division this year.
Staal posted an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.
Staal's helper came on an empty-net goal by Andrei Svechnikov to ice the Hurricanes' fifth straight win. Staal has factored in with a goal and three assists over the last three games. He also has 14 hits and a plus-6 rating in five contests this year.
Staal scored a goal and an assist while adding three shots and a plus-4 rating in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Panthers.
The 31-year-old opened the scoring early in the first period with his first goal of the season, then set up Dougie Hamilton less than nine minutes later to give Carolina a 3-0 lead. Staal hasn't quite been lighting it up in the early going like some of his teammates, but he still has a tidy three points through four games.
Staal dished out an assist on the game-winning goal in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Lightning.
Staal sent a cross-ice pass to Jaccob Slavin in the extra period, and Slavin rocketed it past Curtis McElhinney to keep Carolina undefeated. This was Staal's first point of the season, and he also has 11 hits through three games. Staal is logging ample power-play minutes, so look for him to tack on more points going forward.
Staal picked up a helper and four hits in Friday's 5-2 win over the Islanders in Game 4.
Staal scored a game-winning goal and added two assists in four contests in the second round, as well as posting 17 hits and a plus-6 rating. Staal has been a key component of the Hurricanes' offense with nine points in 11 postseason outings overall, and he's dished 54 hits to provide a heavy physical edge.
Staal scored just over four minutes into overtime in Friday's 1-0 win over the Islanders during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference second-round series.
The center took a carom off the end boards and fired a sharp-angle shot at the net, which glanced off Robin Lehner's outstretched skate for the game-winner. Staal has now scored in three straight playoff games for the 'Canes, and he's got four goals and seven points through eight contests. He'll look to stay hot in Game 2 on Sunday back in New York.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/19||@ BOS||L 1-2||0||0||0||0||15:48|
|08/17||vs BOS||L 3-4||0||0||0||0||15:09|
|08/15||vs BOS||L 1-3||0||0||0||0||16:11|
|08/13||@ BOS||W 3-2||0||0||0||0||15:15|
|08/12||@ BOS||L 3-4 (2 OT)||0||0||0||-1||21:11|
|08/04||@ NYR||W 4-1||0||0||0||-1||15:45|
|08/03||vs NYR||W 4-1||0||0||0||0||16:45|
|Complete Game Log|
|More Career Stats|