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Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) tries to control the puck against St. Louis Blues' Carl Gunnarsson (4) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) and Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) fight for possession in of the puck during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 14, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn.  (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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Minnesota Wild's Nino Niederreiter, left, of Switzerland, skates in to celebrate with Eric Staal and Zach Parise, right, following Parise's goal off Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Ottawa Senators' Mark Stone (61) controls the puck against Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 30, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) pushes the puck out in front of San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) and David Schlemko (5) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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Chicago Blackhawks' Ryan Hartman, second from right, tries to work between Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal, right, and goalie Devan Dubnyk during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) controls the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning's Jason Garrison (5) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) celebrates with Ryan Suter (20) after Staal scored a goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. Staal slumped last season, traded away from Carolina, the only NHL team he'd ever play for and finishing with 13 goals for his lowest total since his rookie year. But he has found a renaissance in Minnesota, leading the surging Wild in scoring as perhaps the best bargain from last summer's free agency. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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In this Dec. 13, 2016, photo, Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) plays against the Florida Panthers in the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn. Staal slumped last season, traded away from Carolina, the only NHL team he'd ever play for and finishing with 13 goals for his lowest total since his rookie year. But he has found a renaissance in Minnesota, leading the surging Wild in scoring as perhaps the best bargain from last summer's free agency. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63) has the puck against Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker (16) and Eric Staal (12) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) looks to get the puck away from Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal tries to maintain control of the puck against Anaheim Ducks' Cam Fowler, left, and Andrew Cogliano, right, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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Montreal Canadiens' Torrey Mitchell, left, and Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal compete to reach the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Linesman Michel Cormier (76) drops the puck during a face-off between Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) and Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

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Colorado Avalanche's Tyson Barrie, right, tries to break free from Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal along the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, and Eric Staal celebrate Coyle's power play goal against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, center, of Russia during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov of Russia makes a diving save of a shot as Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal, top, jumps over him during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, left, Eric Staal (12), Matt Dumba (24) and center Charlie Coyle (3) congratulate defenseman Ryan Suter (20) on a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) skates with the puck against Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal (12) works the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)