Staal will have to earn his spot on the Rangers' roster, per coach Alain Vigneault, the New York Daily News reports.

Staal's saying all the right things: "I don't take anything for granted. I've come to camp with that mindset every year. You've got to earn your minutes." Regardless of whether he does indeed do that, Staal has seen his usage decline noticeably over the past two seasons, and his offensive contributions -- never prodigious in the first place -- were quite negligible last year, as he managed just 10 points over 72 games. There aren't many fantasy formats where the 30-year-old blueliner will come in handy in 2017-18.

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