Canes' Staal Brothers To Start Wearing Visors: Jordan Staal, along with brother Eric, will begin wearing a protective visor following the recent eye injury to their younger brother Marc, the Raleigh News and Observer reports. "We kind of looked at each other like, We've got to start wearing one,'" Jordan said. "It was just one of those moments like, That's it.'" (Updated 3/23/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/24/13).
Fortunately, Jordan has some experience with visors as he wore one while playing for Canada in the 2007 World Championships, so it shouldn't impact his play too much. That said, be prepared just in case there is a slight adjustment period that affects his fantasy output. (Updated 3/23/13).
04/18/2013 23:48 Jets top Hurricanes in OT, stay close to playoff line
Dustin Byfuglien scored 1:23 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets continued their hunt for a playoff berth with their season-high fifth straight win, 4-3 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
When Staal turned down a lucrative, 10-year offer from the Penguins in June, essentially forcing a trade to Carolina, it became apparent that he wanted to skate alongside his brother, Eric. Jordan posted a career-high 50 points, needing just 62 games to do so while the 25 goals were the highest mark since the 29 he tallied as a rookie six seasons earlier. He's long been in the shadow of two of the leagues top centers in Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby and many have wondered what Jordan Staal could do when given a top-six role. During his career, Staal has certainly been one of the top third-line centers in the league, and has filled in nicely when Crosby and Malkin were injured. Staal gets his chance at top forward minutes this season in Carolina and could be in for a strong season and there can be no doubt that Jordan would stake a huge portion of his career on the chances to develop some serious chemistry with Eric. If the Thunder Bay natives are that confident in the situation, shouldn't you be as well? (Updated 8/14/12)