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.
#Canes Jordan Staal underwent surgery this morning. Everything went as expected, team says. Recovery time estimated 3-4 months.
— Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) September 26, 2014
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.