Marc Staal D NYR 3 weeks ago

Staal will not do his on-ice testing until next week, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Marc Staal D NYR 4 months ago

Staal underwent surgery Thursday to remove bone chips from his ankle and should be recovered in time for training camp.

It was already expected that 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.

Marc Staal D NYR 4 months ago

Staal played with a hairline fracture in his ankle that he suffered in one of the final games of the regular season throughout the Rangers' playoff run.

The injury didn't have a noticeable effect on Staal's production or ice time during the Rangers' post season campaign, so it likely isn't anything to be concerned about. Staal should be ready for the Rangers' training camp in September.

Marc Staal D NYR 6 months ago

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.

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.

Marc Staal D NYR 6 months ago

Staal (undisclosed) practiced Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

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.

Marc Staal D NYR 6 months ago

Staal (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Capitals, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

The unspecified injury prevented 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.

Marc Staal D NYR 6 months ago

According to coach Alain Vigneault, Staal is day-to-day with an unspecified injury, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

The report notes that 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.

Marc Staal D NYR 6 months ago

Staal is slated to sit out Thursday's game against the Senators, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

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.

Marc Staal D NYR 6 months ago

Staal was a plus-1 in Thursday's win over Ottawa.

Although Staal (one assist in his last 11 games) hasn't had much of an impact to fantasy owners in quite some time, surely this comes as a relief to his teammates and coaching staff. After missing practice on Wednesday with what was labeled as a maintenance day and not participating in Thursday's optional practice it's good for everyone to see the 28-year-old stay at home defenseman return to his 21-plus minutes of ice time a game.

Marc Staal D NYR 7 months ago

Staal registered an assist during Sunday's shootout win over Columbus.

Who is this re-invigorated mad man playing on the team's blue line? While his 16 points in 58 games played is no where near his career-high of 29 points in the 2010-11 campaign, Staal has consistently pitched in as of late, posting a goal and five assists in his last seven contests. You may want to consider his services if need be.