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.
Staal, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, said he is open to returning to the Red Wings next season, Ansar Khan of MLive.com 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.
Staal finished his first campaign with Detroit having produced three goals, seven assists and a minus-5 rating through 56 games.
The stay-at-home defenseman was a natural fit in Detroit; he'd spent his first 13 years with the Rangers, but Staal was his typical, well-rounded self in the new environment. A fixture in the top four, Staal also managed 45 blocked shots and 58 hits for the Original Six club. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer after banking $5.7 million annually on a six-year deal from the Blueshirts.
Staal provided an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Stars.
Staal set up Luke Glendening's first-period tally to give the Red Wings a 2-0 lead. The 33-year-old Staal has only 10 points through 49 outings this year, but he's added 50 shots on net, 51 hits, 43 blocked shots, 18 PIM and a minus-2 rating. The veteran blueliner will get plenty of ice time in a top-four role, but he's not likely to generate steady offense.
Staal set up two goals in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Despite a modest role and Detroit ranking 31st in goals per game (2.27), Staal has been a sneaky source of points. The industrious veteran has compiled three goals and six assists through 45 games, which isn't enough to turn the needle in most fantasy leagues, but it's solid production from the 33-year-old.
Staal earned an even-strength goal Sunday en route to a 5-1 win over the Lightning.
Staal's wrist shot from the point brushed twine and capped off a three-goal second period for the underdogs. The veteran defenseman recently overcame an upper-body injury, though he's still appeared in every contest for the Red Wings this season.
Staal (upper body) will play in Saturday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Staal exited Thursday's game versus the Predators with an injury, but he's gained clearance to return to action Saturday. The 33-year-old has played all 34 games this year, providing six points, 28 blocked shots and 37 hits.
Staal (upper body) will not return to Thursday's game versus the Predators.
Staal was injured in the second period of the contest, although the precise nature of the injury is unknown. The Red Wings' next game is Saturday versus the Blue Jackets.
Staal notched an assist and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
Staal set up the second of Robby Fabbri's three goals in the contest. With helpers in consecutive games, Staal is showing a bit of talent on offense. The 33-year-old rearguard has six points, 30 shots on net, 14 PIM, 35 hits and 27 blocked shots through 31 contests. He shouldn't be counted on to keep up this recent run of point production.
Staal produced an assist Tuesday in a 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.
The industrious veteran is starting 58.4 percent of his even-strength shifts in the defensive zone, plus the Red Wings have been inconsistent (at best) on offense, so it wouldn't be wise to count on Staal for fantasy purposes. In fact, he's been a stay-at-home defender for the vast majority of his career.
Staal scored a goal on his lone shot and provided three blocks Thursday in a 3-2 loss to Nashville.
Staal squared the game at 2-2 with just 27 seconds left in the second period, beating Pekka Rinne with a long shot on a harmless-looking zone entry. It was the second goal in the last three games for the 34-year-old but don't go looking here for fantasy value.
Staal scored a goal on two shots, doled out five hits and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Panthers.
Staal struck 2:58 into the second period to open the scoring Sunday. That's his first goal and third point in 13 games for the Red Wings. The 33-year-old blueliner has added 14 shots, 17 hits and a minus-5 rating this season. He hasn't reached the 20-point mark since 2014-15, so there's little reason to expect a surge of offense for Staal.
Staal notched an assist and two hits in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.
Staal's helper on Dylan Larkin's third-period goal was the former's first point as a Red Wing. The 33-year-old Staal is more appreciated for his intangibles than his production at this stage of his career. The veteran rearguard has just six hits, four blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating through five outings.
The Red Wings acquired Staal and a 2021 second-round pick from the Rangers for future considerations Saturday.
This move will free up $5.7 million in salary cap space for the Rangers heading into the 2020-21 season -- the final year of Staal's contract. Staal averaged just 17:32 of ice time over 52 games with the Rangers last season and recorded 11 points. The 33-year-old will be a steady veteran presence on the rebuilding Red Wings.
Staal (undisclosed) will be available versus Carolina on Saturday.
Staal managed just 11 points in 52 appearances this season, so fantasy players shouldn't be banking on him offering much in the offensive end, even if Anthony DeAngelo (undisclosed) is sidelined. In Saturday's matchup, Staal figures to slot in on the third pairing and likely won't see any time with either power-play group, minimizing his fantasy impact.
Staal (undisclosed) will not return to Wednesday's exhibition game against the Islanders.
The nature of Staal's injury remains undisclosed, and his absence could be precautionary given that Wednesday's game is only an exhibition. Check back to see if he's ready for Game 1 on Saturday against Carolina.
Staal recorded two hits and a plus-1 rating in Friday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
The veteran blueliner was back in his usual spot on the Rangers' third pairing after missing one game due to illness. When he's on the ice, Staal offers a smidge of fantasy value in formats that score multiple categories, managing two goals and eight points through 39 games with 16 PIM, 34 shots, 58 hits and 60 blocked shots with a plus-6 rating.
Staal (illness) is taking part in line rushes ahead of Friday's game against the Blue Jackets, indicating he will play in the contest, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
Staal will avoid missing more than one contest because of the illness, though it's worth noting that he skated Tuesday prior to the game, as well. Barring a late change, look for Staal to slot in alongside Brendan Smith on the second pairing.
Staal (illness) will be out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Wild, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
The 32-year-old appears to be dealing with flu-like symptoms as the cause for his omission. In his stead, Brendan Smith will draw into the lineup on defense for the first time this season. Staal's absence likely won't affect much from a fantasy perspective, considering he's accumulated just eight points in 38 games.
Staal (upper body) will play in Monday's clash with the Islanders, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
Staal missed Saturday's game with the upper-body issue, but as evidenced by this news, he's feeling well enough to play. The veteran's return to the lineup likely won't change anything from a fantasy perspective, as he has just six points in 27 games this campaign. Libor Hajek will serve as a healthy scratch among the defensemen.
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