Infant daughter of Hurricanes’ Jordan Staal dies


Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) and Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Gerry Broome/AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes say the infant daughter of team co-captain Jordan Staal has died.

Team spokesman Mike Sundheim said Sunday that Staal told him his daughter Hannah died Saturday.

Staal missed the team’s two games this weekend because of family and personal reasons.

A statement issued by the team requested privacy for the family.

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