Report: Staal Expected to be ready for season opener

Published 09/02 2010 08:23PM

Updated 09/02 2010 08:30PM

After sustaining a foot laceration in last year's Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, it appears Penguins 3rd-line center Jordan Staal will be ready for the season opener vs. the Flyers on October 7th.

Staal has had 2 surgeries to repair the foot, including one right after the incident occured last year.  The foot more recently became infected, but the Penguins say it does not appear to be serious.

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