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12 Eric Staal C
Height/Weight: 6-4/205 | Birthdate: 10/29/1984 | Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada | Team: Carolina Hurricanes | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $8,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 92/69
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4/7/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR Two-Point Game For Canes' E. Staal

Eric Staal

Two-Point Game For Canes' E. Staal

News: Eric Staal provided a goal and assist in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Sabres.
Analysis: Eric Staal nearly willed the 'Canes to a comeback from a four-goal deficit, as he had a hand in two of the team's third-period scores to cut the Sabres' lead to one. While the rally ultimately fell short, Staal can still take solace in the fact that he's been scorching of late, producing four goals and six assists over his last eight contests. He's an easy activation right now.

3/28/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR Canes' E. Staal: Streak At Three Games, Six Points

Eric Staal

Canes' E. Staal: Streak At Three Games, Six Points

News: Eric Staal scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-1 victory over New Jersey. His current point streak now stands at three games and six points, including two goals.
Analysis: This little streak is saving his season -- his 49 points are his lowest point total since his rookie year (yes, he still hasn't matched his lockout total of 53 points). Take advantage of this run. And remember his name next fall -- he'll be just 31 in October and he still has at least a couple more solid seasons in him. He'll be better than this.

3/26/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Three-Point Night For Carolina's E. Staal

News: Eric Staal scored his 20th goal and assisted on two more in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
Analysis: This hasn't been a good year for Eric Staal -- in fact, it's inarguably the worst season he's posted since his rookie campaign -- but with four points in the last two, maybe he's set for a strong finish that'll make the fantasy community feel better about his prospects for next year.

3/23/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Canes' E. Staal Assists In Loss To Hawks

News: Eric Staal registered an assist in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks, his first point in seven games.
Analysis: With just 43 points to his credit and a mere 10 games left on the season, Eric Staal is on track for his worst season since his rookie campaign back in 2003-04. Needless to say, he does not make for a good fantasy play right now, but to be fair, not many of his teammates do, either.

3/8/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Canes' Staal Collects Four Assists In Win

News: Eric Staal tallied four assists and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Oilers.
Analysis: Eric Staal benefitted from a hot shooting night from the rest of his mates, recording a season-high four points. It's been somewhat of a down year for the 30-year-old, but with 42 points in 59 contests, Staal could crack the 50-point mark for the 10th consecutive season.

2/27/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Canes' E. Staal Good To Go Friday

News: Eric Staal (illness) is on the ice for pregame warmups and looks like he'll play Friday against the Capitals, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: As expected, Eric Staal's minor bout with an illness won't prevent him from missing any game action, despite his absence from the Canes' morning skate. Look for him to slot in at his usual spot on the top line and receive his usual 20 minutes of action.

2/27/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Hurricanes' Staal Dealing With Minor Illness

News: Eric Staal is dealing with a minor illness, but he should still be able to play in Friday's game against the Capitals.
Analysis: Eric Staal and defenseman Brett Bellemore (illness) missed morning skate, but Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said he expects both players to be fine for Friday's game.

2/20/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Canes' Staal Scores PPG In Win

News: Stall netted a power-play goal and added an assist in Friday's win over Toronto.
Analysis: It was the sixth power-play tally of the season for Eric Staal, who now has 18 goals and 35 points in 52 games. The 30-year-old should hit the 20-goal mark for the ninth time in 10 years, but it might be hard for him to crack 50 points. The top-line center is a strong fantasy option, but his inconsistency this season has frustrated fantasy owners. Hopefully he can build off this two-point outing, as he's had just six multi-point outings this season after recording 11 multi-point games last season.

2/18/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Canes' E. Staal Assists In Loss To Isles

News: Eric Staal recorded an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Islanders, his first point in four games. He also had four shots on goal in 18:17 of ice time.
Analysis: After a red-hot four-week period (Dec. 27 to Jan. 27) that saw him record 12 points in 13 games, Eric Staal has cooled off somewhat, with just three points in seven games so far in the month of February. In most cases, fantasy owners will have little choice but to keep him active in the hopes that he can somehow get on another roll. For the time being, he continues to skate on the Canes' top line with Jiri Tlusty and brother Jordan.

2/8/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

E. Staal Paces Canes To Win Over Sharks

News: Eric Staal opened the scoring with a first-period goal Saturday against the Sharks, helping the Hurricanes to an eventual 5-4 win.
Analysis: With 32 points in 47 games, Eric Staal has been one of the brighter lights on an otherwise dismal Hurricanes squad this season. He's currently leading the team in goals (17), and is tied with Justin Faulk for the lead in points (32). At 30 years old, Staal's 100-point days are well behind him now, but he's still a useful mid-tier fantasy commodity in most formats.

1/27/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR Two-Pointer For Canes' E. Staal

Eric Staal

Two-Pointer For Canes' E. Staal

News: Eric Staal scored the game's opening goal and assisted on Jiri Tlusty's third-period insurance tally in Tuesday's win over the Lightning.
Analysis: After posting a two-goal game in Carolina's final contest before the All-Star break, Eric Staal delivered a shining encore more than a week later. He's certainly got the talent to have a second-half renaissance and at least make a run at 60 points.

1/19/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Canes' Staal Pots Two In Win

News: Eric Staal bagged a pair of goals in Monday's 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Eric Staal started off the season a bit slowly, but he's now got eight goals in his last 11 contests to bring his total to 15 on the year. The 30-year-old won't put up the same kind of offensive production as he was able to earlier in his career, but he still could eclipse the 50-point mark by the end of the year.

1/11/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR Canes' Staal Keeps Sizzling

Eric Staal

Canes' Staal Keeps Sizzling

News: Eric Staal potted his 13th goal of the season and attempted four shots in Saturday's shootout loss to the Blues.
Analysis: The 30-year-old now has goals in six of his last seven games, finally providing the type of production expected from a franchise center. The lack of talent on his supporting cast will drag down Eric Staal's plus/minus and probably result in a dry spell sooner or later, but he remains a viable play across most formats while the points trickle in steadily.

1/7/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR Canes' Staal Tallies Two Points

Eric Staal

Canes' Staal Tallies Two Points

News: Eric Staal factored into both of Carolina's goals Tuesday in a loss to Nashville, scoring the first and assisting on the second -- both on the power play.
Analysis: After one game off the scoresheet, Eric Staal showed some newfound consistency by jumping back on in this one, leaving him at a point-per-game pace over the last six contests. The buy-low window is closing fast.

1/2/2015

Eric Staal, LW, CAR Canes' E.Staal Continues To Find Twine

Eric Staal

Canes' E.Staal Continues To Find Twine

News: Eric Staal scored for the third straight game Friday, netting the game-winning goal against the Flyers.
Analysis: Eric Staal is now riding a four-game point streak (three goals, one assist), firing 14 shots on goal in that span. With 22 points (10 goals) in 33 games, Staal has been a fairly reliable fantasy option this season. Before this recent streak, however, the 30-year-old had gone pointless in nine of his last 11 games, showcasing his inconsistency. He is trending upwards right now, though, so take advantage.

12/31/2014

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Canes' Staal Scores In Loss

News: Eric Staal tallied a goal in Wednesday's game against the Penguins.
Analysis: Eric Staal's first period goal turned out to be all the Canes could muster, as they ended up falling 2-1. Staal now has nine goals and 12 assists in 32 games this season, and is currently on a three game point streak.

12/29/2014

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Staal Scores Only Goal For Carolina In Loss

News: Eric Staal scored Carolina's only goal in a 3-1 loss to Montreal on Monday.
Analysis: The goal was just Eric Staal's eighth of the season, a disappointing total for what was once a top center in the NHL. There have been rumors that the Canes would consider dealing Staal should the right offer come along, perhaps a change of scenery would so both sides some good.

12/22/2014

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Hurricanes' Staal Sits Out Of Practice Monday

News: Eric Staal was held out of Monday's practice, although he has routinely missed practice of late while still playing come game time, Michael Smith of Hurricanes.NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Eric Staal has been dealing with some foot issues since the beginning of December which has caused him to continually sit out of practices. That being said, his unavailability for practice hasn't posed any problems for him when actual games roll around, so he should be deployed as usual when Carolina faces New Jersey on Tuesday.

12/18/2014

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

E. Staal Tallies Two Assists For 'Canes

News: Eric Staal collected his first assists in the month of December in Thursday's 4-1 win over Toronto, dishing two -- one on an empty-netter.
Analysis: His last helper came on Nov. 29, and Eric Staal had totaled just a lonely goal in the seven games since. It's been slow going in the first half of the year for the star center, who even after the two-point evening is on his worst point-scoring pace since his 2003-04 rookie season.

12/11/2014

Eric Staal, LW, CAR Canes' E. Staal Suiting Up Wednesday

Eric Staal

Canes' E. Staal Suiting Up Wednesday

News: Eric Staal, who missed Wednesday's practice for maintenance purposes, will be in the lineup Thursday against the Bolts.
Analysis: As coach Bill Peters indicated following Wednesday's session, Eric Staal's absence doesn't seem to be anything to worry about. He assumed his usual spot on the Hurricanes' top line at their morning skate and should play close to his 19:30 average of ice time Tuesday. Still, it's worth wondering how truly healthy Staal is, as he's been held without a point in all four of his December contests thus far.

12/10/2014

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Hurricanes' E. Staal Takes Maintenance Day

News: Eric Staal was absent from Wednesday's practice, but coach Bill Peters said the forward is still expected to play Thursday versus the Lightning, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Eric Staal dealt with a foot injury coming into Monday's game against the Devils, but he ended up suiting up for 19 unimpressive minutes, attempting just two shots on goal during that game. Wednesday's maintenance day should offer him some useful recovery time from the injury, but he could still notice diminished effectiveness even if he plays Thursday.

12/8/2014

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Hurricanes' Staal Will Play Monday

News: Eric Staal (foot) will play Monday against the Devils, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports.
Analysis: Eric Staal suffered a minor foot injury in Sunday's game against the Red Wings, but the setback will not prevent him from playing Monday. Steal will center the Hurricanes' top line and be flanked by Jeff Skinner and Elias Lindholm.

12/8/2014

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Canes' Staal Has Foot Injury

News: Eric Staal is dealing with a foot injury after blocking a shot Sunday against the Red Wings, Tom Gulitti of the Record reports.
Analysis: Eric Staal took part in the team's morning skate Monday, but was skating gingerly, and left the ice early. His status for Monday's matchup with the Devils looks to be questionable at best at this point.

11/26/2014

Eric Staal, LW, CAR Canes' E. Staal Picks Up Assist In Loss To Avs

Eric Staal

Canes' E. Staal Picks Up Assist In Loss To Avs

News: Eric Staal registered an assist during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche. It was his fifth point in his last three games.
Analysis: Eric Staal has been a key offensive force for the resurgent Canes the last few weeks, with 11 points in 13 games since returning from a five-game absence due to an upper-body injury. Moreover, Staal has not gone more than two games without scoring a point this season, displaying the kind of consistency that fantasy hockey owners crave. As long as he's healthy, Staal should be in your fantasy lineup every time he laces up his skates.

11/19/2014

Eric Staal, LW, CAR

Eric Staal

Staal Carries 'Canes Tuesday

News: Eric Staal provided two goals and an assist Tuesday, propelling the 'Canes to a 6-4 win over the Stars.
Analysis: Amazingly, this was Eric Staal's first multi-point game of the season. Stick with him in your lineups, as it won't be the last.