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Penguins' Staal to miss start of season

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Penguins forward Jordan Staal needs five to six weeks to recover from the latest procedure performed on his injured right foot and will miss the start of the NHL season.

A tendon on the top of Staal's foot was sliced when Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban stepped on it during an April 30 playoff game. Staal had surgery and returned to play in less than a week.

After the Penguins were eliminated in the series, Staal had two additional procedures to remove infected tissue in the foot. Staal also required treatment with antibiotics.

Staal, who has never missed a regular season game to injury in four NHL seasons, has done little skating this summer because of the injury.

The Penguins open training camp Friday.

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