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Staal to play on despite grandfather's death

Updated: May 13, 2008, 5:08 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Pittsburgh center Jordan Staal will be carrying an additional burden in Game 3 on Tuesday night, the burden of grief.

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Staal learned Monday his paternal grandfather, John Staal, died near the family's home in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Staal said his grandfather was in his early 80s. "He had a pretty good run," he said.

The second-year center, who anchors the Penguins' hard-checking third line and also sees some power-play ...

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