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Staal could join 'pain' playoff lore

Updated: May 5, 2010, 9:31 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

MONTREAL -- Jordan Staal, dry of wit and the master of the understatement, is perhaps the only person in the NHL who could manage to sum up a potential season-ending surgery for a sliced foot tendon in exactly 57 words.

"I just got cut. Obviously, it was a freak accident, and went on the bench, looked down, wasn't looking good, so I went to the room and took the skate off, knew that it wasn't just a cut, went obviously straight to the hospital right after, had a little surgery, went ...

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