Marc Staal

#18 D / N.Y. Rangers Rangers / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 207 lb Age: 28 College: None

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      Rangers' Marc Staal: Collects assist in Saturday's win over Florida

      Staal collected an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over Florida. The veteran defenseman also logged a plus-1 and two penalty minutes. Staal, who gets on the scorer's sheet for the second time in three games, now has a goal and six assists and plus-9 through 20 games.

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      Rangers' Marc Staal: collects third point in last two tilts

      Staal contributed an assist in Thursday's 4-1 victory over Arizona. Wow, that's three points in Staal's last two contests. Don't call it comeback because it's not likely to last. While it's nice to see the former 30-point defenseman notching points, there's really few formats we can recommend the veteran blue liner.

    • Rangers' Stall Won't Do On-Ice Testing Friday

      News: Marc Staal will not do his preseason on-ice testing until next week, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
      Analysis: The report also notes that Marc Staal is being held back until next week strictly as a precautionary measure after undergoing surgery to remove bone chips from his ankle in June. The veteran defender should be at full strength for the Rangers' regular season opener against the Blackhawks on Oct. 7.
    • Rangers' Staal Undergoes Ankle Surgery

      News: Marc Staal underwent surgery Thursday to remove bone chips from his ankle and should be recovered in time for training camp.
      Analysis: It was already expected that Marc Staal would be ready for training camp, so this isn't much of a concern for 2015-16. If he has time to fully recover over the offseason, the surgery should decrease risk of another injury.
    • Rangers' Staal Played With Hairline Ankle Fracture

      News: Marc Staal played with a hairline fracture in his ankle throughout the Rangers' playoff run. He reportedly suffered the injury during one of the team's final regular-season contests.
      Analysis: The injury didn't have a noticeable effect on Marc Staal's production or ice time during the postseason, so it likely isn't anything to be concerned about heading into the 2015-16 campaign. Staal should be ready for the Rangers' training camp in September.
    • Rangers' Staal Good To Go For Game 1

      News: Marc Staal (undisclosed) will be "good to go" for Game 1 of the Rangers' first-round playoff series Thursday against the Penguins,'s Dan Rosen reports.
      Analysis: Marc Staal returned to practice Tuesday and suggested he "felt really good," eliminating any concern about his availability for the playoffs. While his offensive numbers didn't jump off the page (five goals, 20 points in 80 games), Staal led all Rangers blueliners in PIM (42) and ranked second and third in hits (99) and blocks (123), respectively. He's a critical anchor on the team's back end.
    • Rangers' Staal Back At Practice

      News: Marc Staal (undisclosed) practiced Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
      Analysis: Marc Staal, who missed the Rangers' last two regular season games with an undisclosed issue, worked on a defensive pairing with Dan Boyle on Tuesday, thus putting him on track to be available for Thursday's playoff opener against the Penguins.
    • Rangers Rule Staal Out For Saturday

      News: Marc Staal (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Capitals, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
      Analysis: The unspecified injury prevented Marc Staal from practicing Friday, which ended any chance he had at playing Saturday afternoon. The Rangers continue to classify Staal as day-to-day, with coach Alain Vigneault optimistic the blueliner will be available for Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs.
    • Rangers' Staal Day-To-Day

      News: According to coach Alain Vigneault, Marc Staal is day-to-day with an unspecified injury, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
      Analysis: The report notes that Marc Staal took a shoulder-first tumble into the boards Tuesday against the Devils, so the blueliner will sit out Thursday's game against the Sens, as a result.
    • Rangers Give Staal A Breather

      News: Marc Staal is slated to sit out Thursday's game against the Senators, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
      Analysis: Marc Staal, Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello did not skate with the team Thursday morning, with the trio slated to earn a breather, with the Rangers having already clinched the top playoff seed in the NHL.
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