Hurricanes bring up 3rd Staal brother from minors
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes are going Staal in for the home finale.
They added their third Staal brother Wednesday when right wing Jared Staal was called up from their AHL affiliate in Charlotte. He will join older brothers Eric and Jordan Staal on the roster.
“The more, the merrier,” Eric, the team captain, said.
Jared is scheduled to make his NHL debut Thursday night against the Rangers — brother Marc Staal's team. Coach Kirk Muller says Jared likely will start out skating on Jordan's line.
The Hurricanes will miss the playoffs for the sixth time in the seven seasons since they won the Stanley Cup in 2006. So in their final couple of games, they're giving some younger players a chance to impress.
Now it's Jared Staal's turn.
He had four goals and three assists in 52 games with Charlotte this season. All four brothers are 6-foot-4 and weigh between 200-220 pounds.
The Staals are the 10th trio of brothers in North America's four major pro sports leagues — and the fourth in the NHL — to play for the same team in the same season, according to STATS. It hasn't happened in any of those sports since Anton, Peter and Marian Stastny were with Quebec in 1985.
At 22, Jared is the youngest of the Staal brothers, and he has been in the Hurricanes' organization since they acquired his rights from Phoenix three years ago.
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