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Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal showed no lingering effects from offseason surgery during an informal workout Friday at Raleigh Center Ice.
The Charlotte Checkers’ season will begin Oct. 10 in Milwaukee, the fifth time in the franchise’s five years that it will open on the road. The Checkers will look to continue the trend of starting on a positive note, having won their last two season-openers. The home opener will be Oct. 17 against the Grand Rapids Griffins.