Staal has been sidelined for the last three practices due to back spasms. He is questionable for the first game back on Thursday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. The team has not revealed how serious his back spasms are but until they are not happening, he will not return to the ice in case of further injury.
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Staal has missed a few games earlier this season after suffering from a concussion back on December seventh.
So far this season Staal has played forty-nine games and has three goals and eleven assists.