Jordan Staal was to have played his first home game with the Hurricanes on Friday at PNC Arena against the New York Rangers.
Some home debut, too: Jordan and Eric Staal with the Canes, battling brother Marc Staal and the Rangers.
"I remember looking at that one on the calendar and circling that one," Jordan Staal said today. "That would have been pretty special."
Instead, because of the NHL lockout, Jordan Staal was in Rosemont, Ill., on Friday night. He was on the ice, at Allstate Arena playing in the "Champs for Charity" game along with the likes of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks and Canes teammate Joe Corvo.