Hurricanes Grant Staal Leave of Absence
Sister-in-law Tamara Stephenson passed away on Tuesday after long fight with cancer
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has granted forward Eric Staal a leave of absence following the death of his wife Tanya’s sister, Tamara Stephenson. Stephenson, 26, passed away in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Tuesday following a long fight with cancer.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Tanya and Eric during this difficult time for their family,” said Rutherford.