Skip to main content

Penguins' injured F Jordan Staal practising for first time since foot injury

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

CANONSBURG, Pa. - Penguins forward Jordan Staal is practising with the team for the first time since May.

Staal was unable to work out all summer because of recurring infections in his right foot that developed after a tendon was severed during a second-round playoff game against Montreal. The infections required multiple operations to remove tissue and forced Staal to remain off his skates for nearly five months.

Staal resumed skating last week, when the team said he needed additional conditioning work and practising before he could play again. The Penguins haven't set a timetable for his return.

Staal was a finalist last season for the Selke Trophy, given to the NHL's best two-way defenceman. Until this month, Staal had not missed a regular-season game due to injury during his five-season career.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_11980177
Play

NHL Hot Seat Radar: Calgary Flames

It's been an up-and-down summer for the Flames, losing two beloved stars but bringing in a big name in Jonathan Huberdeau. Expectations will be high right out of the gate for the talented winger.

USATSI_18178969

Hurricanes Sign Necas to Two-Year Extension, Avoid Arbitration

The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with forward Martin Necas on a two-year contract extension.

PXL_20220707_235804009.MP
Play

Prospect Pool Overview: New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils have a handful of quality prospects ready to make their mark on the NHL. Tony Ferrari takes a look at the players you need to know.