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Jordan Staal surgery goes ‘as expected’

Nathan Gerbe, Jordan Staal

Carolina Hurricanes left winger Nathan Gerbe (14) checks on center Jordan Staal (11) as he lay hurt on the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)


Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal underwent surgery to repair a fractured fibula Friday morning the club announced.

The recovery period for Staal, 26, remains three to four months.

#Canes Jordan Staal underwent surgery this morning. Everything went as expected, team says. Recovery time estimated 3-4 months.

— Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) September 26, 2014

Staal suffered the injury Tuesday night in Buffalo when he was tangled up with Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges.

The former Pittsburgh Penguins first-round pick had the procedure done at Raleigh Orthopaedic.

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