Staal, 29, underwent the surgery in Philadelphia, according to Carolina GM Ron Francis. The surgeon expects Staal to be able to participate in training camp next month without complication. However, if he is unable to make it to training camp, he will definitely be able to play at the start of the season.
The Carolina captain played 79 games and scored 21 goals and had 40 assists, a step up from the previous season where he only played 48 games. Staal looks to improve upon his skills and get more points this season with his injuries repaired.
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