Penguins center Jordan Staal
will miss the beginning of Pittsburgh’s 2010 training camp (Sept. 18) with a foot injury, but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Staal suffered a lacerated tendon in his foot in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Montreal. Staal’s recovery was delayed when the area developed an infection, but the setback should not affect his readiness for the beginning of the 2010-11 regular season.
After initially suffering the injury on April 30, 2010, Staal made a gutsy return to the lineup for Pittsburgh just six days later for Game 4, and played for the rest of the series.
“The fact that Jordan came back and played with this injury during the playoffs is a testament to his toughness and competitiveness,” Shero said. “He has experienced some setbacks due to infection, but is now on the road to recovery. We believe he’ll be ready for the start of the regular season in October.”