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Injury Updates (Staal, Ruutu, and Semin)

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Chip Alexander ‏@ice_chip

GM Jim Rutherford says Eric Staal hopes to be on stationary bike by next week. Good first step in rehab of knee injury. 

 

Eric Staal (knee) "hopes" to ride on the stationary bike by next week, according to Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford.

 
Staal suffered a third-degree, right-knee sprain of his MCL as the result of a knee-on-knee collision at the IIHF World Championships. He's expected to need three months to rehab the injury, and this is a very good first sign that he's feeling better.

 

Tuomo Ruutu underwent successful hip surgery after the season ended, according to Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford.

 
In 17 games this year, the 30-year-old forward had four goals and five assists. He only entered the lineup in late March after getting his first hip surgery in December. Ruutu is expected to be fine for training camp.

 

Chip Alexander ‏@ice_chip

Rutherford says Tuomo Ruutu had hip surgery soon after season ended. Surgery went well, he said.

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Good. Thanks for the update!

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Staal has said that their is "no question" that he will be ready for training camp.

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Update for Alex Semin

 

Alexander Semin says his head is feeling good after suffering a concussion to end the season.

 
Semin missed the last two games of the regular season because of the concussion, which has apparently healed while Semin spends the offseason in Russia. Semin would've been an unrestricted free agent this summer, but the Hurricanes signed the winger to a five-year extension worth $7 million per season at the end of March. Semin had 13 goals and 44 points in 44 games this season.

 

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2013-14 will have Semin all over it.

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Here's a few tidbits from Staal on his recovery...

 

Link: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/eric-staal-no-hell-ready-183658636--nhl.html

 

Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal says there's ''no question'' he'll be ready for training camp after spraining a knee ligament during an international tournament.

 

Staal said Tuesday that rehab is ''a slower process than I thought and hoped'' but he hopes to test his knee on the ice by August. He says the team's medical staff is ''not going to rush it.''

 

Staal says he ''wouldn't classify it as a clean hit'' because after watching replays, he isn't sure what Edler tried to accomplish with it.

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