'Canes C Staal has sports hernia surgery

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp.

General manager Ron Francis said the surgery was performed Tuesday by a doctor in Philadelphia.

He says Staal suffered the injury - also known as a sports hernia - during offseason training.

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