Thursday, September 2, 2010
Jordan Staal slowed by foot infection
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jordan Staal is expected to miss the start of training camp as he recovers from an infection to his right foot, which was severely injured during the NHL playoffs.
Staal's offseason preparation has been hampered by the infection, which developed after he twice had surgery to repair a lacerated tendon.
Staal was injured during a second-round game against the Montreal Canadiens on April 30 but returned after missing only two games. After Staal was hurt, the Penguins expected him to be out for weeks.
Penguins general manager Ray Shero believes Staal will be ready for the Oct. 7 opener against the Philadelphia Flyers.