RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have activated center Jordan Staal from injured reserve.
General manager Don Waddell announced the move Saturday before the Hurricanes’ game at Dallas.
His return is significant for a Carolina team that began Saturday one point out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The 30-year-old Staal has missed 32 of 34 games with a concussion. He suffered the injury in early December and missed five games before returning to play twice later that month, with his last game coming Dec. 22 against Pittsburgh.
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He has five goals and six assists in 29 games while ranking eighth in the NHL in faceoff percentage.
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