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Jordan Staal Undergoes Another Foot Procedure, Expected Out 5-6 Weeks

Penguins center Jordan Staal, who has only missed one regular season game in four seasons, will be adding to that total at the beginning of the 2010-11 season. Staal underwent another operation to clean up an infection from the spring near his previously-operated-on foot tendon and is expected to miss 5-6 weeks.

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From the team release:

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Staal originally suffered a lacerated tendon in his foot in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Montreal. The tendon was repaired by off-season surgery.

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"Jordan developed a post-op infection in his foot, and it can require several procedures to ensure that all infected tissues are removed," said Dr. Charles Burke, the Penguins’ team physician.

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"Jordan was bothered by a localized recurrent infection in the tissue area near the tendon repair. This has required treatment with both antibiotics and several repeat debridements (clean-outs) to remove infected tissue. We are confident the situation has been resolved."

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