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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
27-9-5 59
26-8-5 57
24-9-3 51
22-12-2 46
18-17-5 41
12-20-7 31
11-19-2 24
8-25-5 21

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 4 5 6 16:23 6

Top Marc Staal News

  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Notches assist in shootout loss

    Staal put up an assist, two shots on goal and a minus-1 rating in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Ducks.

    Staal set up Tyler Bertuzzi for a go-ahead goal in the second period, though the Red Wings' lead lasted only 2:57 before Troy Terry tied the game. The helper snapped Staal's eight-game point drought. The 34-year-old defenseman doesn't add much on offense with five points in 29 contests, and he's added just 33 blocked shots, 29 hits, 28 shots on net and a plus-4.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Playing Thursday

    Staal -- who cleared COVID-19 protocols Tuesday -- will be in Thursday's lineup against Carolina.

    Staal will return from a four-game absence Thursday. The veteran blueliner will be one of seven Red Wings defensemen to suit up against the Hurricanes. He has four points through 22 games this season.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Clears COVID-19 protocols

    Staal (not injury related) has been cleared of the league's COVID-19 protocols but won't be in the lineup against the Islanders on Tuesday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    In 22 appearances this season, Staal has managed just four points, 23 shots and 25 blocks while averaging 16:14 of ice time. Even once back up to full speed, the blueliner could occasionally find himself in the press box and figures to offer minimal fantasy value.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: To miss at least two more games

    Staal (COVID-19 protocols) will not play on Detroit's road trip, which effectively rules him out against the Blues on Thursday and the Avalanche on Friday, Ansar Khan of reports.

    The Red Wings haven't relied on Staal all that much this season, as the veteran is only averaging 16:14 of ice time. Dan Renouf and Luke Witkowski are currently with the parent club since several more defensemen for the Winged Wheel are out of commission.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Enters COVID-19 protocols

    Staal was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Staal has garnered just one goal and three assists in 22 appearances for the Wings this season while averaging just 16:14 of ice time. With the veteran defenseman unavailable. Danny DeKeyser figures to jump back into the lineup for the first time since Nov. 20 versus Arizona.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: First goal a game-winner

    Staal scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Bruins.

    The veteran defenseman came into the contest with only three helpers through 19 games, but he made his first tally of the campaign count, coming down off the blue line to bang home the rebound on a shot by Vladislav Namestnikov midway through the third period. Staal hasn't scored more than three goals or 15 points in a season since 2014-15, however, so don't expect the 34-year-old to suddenly catch fire.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Likely out until December

    Staal (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kraken, Ansar Khan of reports.

    This development suggests that Staal will miss the next two games, a home clash with the Sabres on Saturday and Tuesday's tilt against the Bruins in Boston. Coach Jeff Blashill said the veteran defenseman might be lacking energy for the time being. However, Staal reportedly logged consecutive practices as an indication that he's trending in the right direction.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Returning Saturday

    Staal (illness) will play Saturday versus the Sabres.

    Staal wasn't expected to return until Wednesday versus the Kraken, but he's apparently recovered from his illness. He'll play alongside Gustav Lindstrom in a third-pairing role Saturday. With three assists, 23 blocked shots and 18 shots on goal in 18 games, Staal doesn't add a whole lot of offense to the equation.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Back at it

    Staal (illness) returned to practice Friday.

    Staal has missed the Red Wings' last three games due to an illness, but his presence on the ice Friday suggests he should be an option for Saturday's matchup with Buffalo. The 34-year-old defender has picked up three helpers through 18 contests this campaign.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Not in lineup Wednesday

    Staal (illness) won't play Wednesday versus the Blues.

    Staal's absence has reached a third game. With Danny DeKeyser (COVID-19 protocols) also out, Dan Renouf will enter the lineup on the third pairing while Jordan Oesterle takes on a top-four role. Staal's next chance to return is Saturday versus the Sabres.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Still out Saturday

    Staal (illness) remains out for Saturday's game versus the Coyotes.

    Staal will miss a second game due to a non-COVID-19 illness. Jordan Oesterle remains in the lineup in a third-pairing role. Staal will have until Wednesday to get healthy for a game against the Blues.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Under the weather

    Staal won't be available for Thursday's game versus Vegas due to a non-COVID illness, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    For the time being, Staal should be considered day-to-day with his unspecified illness. With Staal unavailable, look for Jordan Oesterle to draw into the lineup against the Golden Knights.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Finds helper in loss

    Staal logged an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Stars.

    This was just the third assist of the season for Staal. The 34-year-old defenseman has added 18 shots on net, 23 blocked shots and 17 hits in a third-pairing role. Staal is unlikely to generate enough offense to interest fantasy managers, so he's best left on the waiver wire.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Set to play Thursday

    Staal (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups and expected to play Thursday versus the Capitals, Ansar Khan of reports.

    Staal was deemed a game-time decision ahead of Thursday's game, but it appears he'll play. The 34-year-old has two assists, 19 blocked shots, 15 hits and 15 shots on net in 14 games as more of a defensive presence in a bottom-four role.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Iffy against Washington

    Staal (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game versus Washington, Ansar Khan of reports.

    Staal's only picked up two helpers through 14 games this season and he hasn't tallied a point in his last 11 appearances, so fantasy managers shouldn't need to track his status ahead of puck drop against the Capitals.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: In line to return

    Staal (undisclosed) is projected to return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Blue Jackets.

    Staal's status for Tuesday's game was initially questionable, but he's apparently good to go. The 34-year-old has logged an assist, a blocked shot and two shots on goal through two games. He'll play on the third pairing.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: In doubt Tuesday

    Staal is being evaluated for an undisclosed injury and is questionable for Tuesday's matchup with Columbus, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports.

    Staal averaged 15:39 of ice time through the first two games of the season in which he tallied one assist, two shots and one block. Given his limited minutes as a third-pairing defenseman, combined with the fact he hasn't broken the 20-point mark since 2014-15, few fantasy players should be impacted by Staal's potential absence.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Collects first point

    Staal recorded an assist in Friday's 3-1 win over the Canucks.

    This was the first point of the season for Staal, who is currently managing the third defensive pair with 22-year-old Gustav Lindstrom. Don't expect much offensive production from Staal; he's invaluable to the Red Wings as a heady veteran, albeit more of a stay-at-home defenseman tasked with keeping the puck out of the Detroit net.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Inks one-year extension

    Staal signed a one-year extension with the Red Wings on Sunday.

    Staal spent the 2021 season with the Red Wings after he was traded from the Rangers back in September. The 33-year-old had an uninspiring season with three goals and seven assists but will run it back with Detroit after he initially mentioned he was open to coming back.

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  • Red Wings' Marc Staal: Hoping for reunion

    Staal, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, said he is open to returning to the Red Wings next season, Ansar Khan of reports.

    Staal wore the leadership hat well and the veteran defenseman said he enjoyed playing his first full campaign with the Red Wings, but fantasy managers probably had little use for him. He produced three goals, seven assists and a minus-5 rating through 56 games, and given that it's been several years since Staal has been utilized on the power play, it's safe to once again pass over him in drafts next year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 208 lbs
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, ON
Age: 35
Experience: 14
Shoots: Left