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Eric Staal down on the ice after his collision with Alexander Edler (courtesy of cbssports.com)

The injury bug strikes a member of the Staal family yet again!

Carolina Hurricane’s center and Team Canada forward Eric Staal was injured in a knee-on-knee collision with Vancouver Canuck’s and Team Sweden forward Alexander Edler in the first period of the final Quarterfinal match of the 2013 IIHF World Championship.

Staal was in the attacking zone when the injury happened. Edler was issued a 5 minute penalty for kneeing and a game misconduct. He has since been suspended for the rest of the tournament.

According to Aaron Ward Staal will arrive back in Raleigh around 6:30 pm on Friday and will have an MRI on Saturday at 9 AM.

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