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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.

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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.

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Staal dished out a pair of helpers and went plus-2 during Tuesday's win over the Leafs.A sharp game for the blueliner, who also racked up three hits and four blocked shots. Unfortunately, Staal still owns just 12 points on the season and doesn't often join the rush in his defensively oriented role.

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Staal potted his third goal of the season in Monday's 6-3 win over the Panthers.

Staal has collected three points in his last seven games, an unusually high pace for the 28-year-old. The blueliner recently re-upped with the Rangers on a six-year deal, but his value is much higher for the Blueshirts than for fantasy owners.

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Staal has agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Rangers worth $5.7 million per season, ESPN.com reports.

Staal, who has recorded two goals and six assists in 42 games this season, had been on track to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He's only a factor in deeper fantasy formats, but his steady presence on the team's blue line is clearly valued by the Rangers.

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Staal and the Rangers are close to agreeing on a six-year contract extension, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports.

The deal is expected to be worth about $5.7 million per year and go into effect immediately, as Staal would otherwise be headed for unrestricted free agency after the season. With only eight points in 42 games on the campaign, Staal isn't an especially prolific defenseman for fantasy purposes, but the Rangers value him for his steady play in his own zone.

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Staal and the rest of his team was blanked 3-0 by the Islanders on Tuesday.

There were some milestones for the now 28-year-old defenseman who played in his 500th NHL game. However, perhaps due to a two minute penalty, for the first time this campaign, Staal logged less than 18-minutes of ice time. In his eight season, it's looking less likely that Staal (seven points in 40 games) will ever approach the 25-point mark again.

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Staal (personal) will play Saturday against the Sabres, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.

Staal was not present at Friday's practice or Saturday's morning skate, having been away from the team attending the funeral of his grandfather, and coach Alain Vigneault expressed some concern about Staal's legs. Apparently, Staal was able to convince Vigneault that he would be fine, as the 27-year-old defenseman took warmups and will be in uniform against Buffalo.

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Staal (personal) is a game-time decision for Saturday's tilt with the Sabres, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

While Staal isn't dealing with an injury, he's been away from the team the last two days to tend to a personal matter, and coach Alain Vigneault isn't certain if the blueliner is mentally prepared to play. The presumption is that Staal will remain in the lineup Saturday, but Vigneault likely won't make an official decision on him until after the Rangers complete their pregame warmup.

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Staal has been held off the scorer's sheet in 11 straight games.

It's fair to say to Staal's fantasy relevance hasn't been the same since the 2010-11 season when he posed 29-points in 77 games. While he's managed to stay healhty, with just four points in 26 games played and no other peripherals to write home about, there's simply no reason to suggest his services at this time.