PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jordan Staal will miss the beginning of training camp with a foot injury.
Despite the ailment, Staal is expected to be ready for the regular season.
Staal suffered a lacerated tendon in his foot during the Eastern Conference semifinals, and the area developed an infection during the offseason.
"The fact that Jordan came back and played with this injury during the playoffs is the testament to his toughness and competitiveness," said Penguins general manager Fred Shero. "He has experienced some setbacks due to infection, but is now on the road to recovery. We believe he'll be ready for the start of the regular season in October."
Staal has played in all but one game in his four-year career with Pittsburgh and tallied 49 points 2009-10.