Jordan Staal surgery goes ‘as expected’

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Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal underwent surgery to repair a fractured fibula Friday morning the club announced.

The recovery period for Staal, 26, remains three to four months.

Staal suffered the injury Tuesday night in Buffalo when he was tangled up with Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges.

The former Pittsburgh Penguins first-round pick had the procedure done at Raleigh Orthopaedic.

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