Marc Staal RUMORS & NEWS

  • Where Rangers and Marc Staal stand in contract talks

    New York Post "Look, there’s dialogue between Rangers management and Marc Staal’s representation that is constructive. And talks will continue. That’s all good. But even as No. 18’s agent, Paul Krepelka, told The Post on Wednesday afternoon that “we’ve made some progress,” an agreement on a contract..." September 17

  • Rangers need to re-sign D Marc Staal ... soon

    North Jersey "No, the leaves aren’t falling from the trees just yet but, as it relates to the NHL, summertime is growing short. Groups of players will start informally skating at their teams’ practice facilities within a couple of weeks. As it relates to the Rangers, it means the window for signing..." August 05

  • Defenseman Marc Staal nears return

    North Jersey "Defenseman Marc Staal, who missed his 10th game Sunday night since suffering a concussion Dec. 7, did not rule out returning to the lineup Tuesday at Florida — though Friday at Pittsburgh may be more likely. Staal participated in the morning skate to mark the second straight day he has..." December 30

  • Marc Staal (concussion) will join Rangers road trip

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal isn’t just skating skating again; it turns out that he will also join the team on a five-game road trip as he recovers from a concussion, New York Newsday’s Steve Zipay reports. Naturally, this doesn’t mean that he’s certain for a swift return, yet it’s..." December 26

  • Marc Staal taking his time with latest concussion comeback

    New York Post "Marc Staal said that there is “no comparison” between the concussion he suffered on Dec. 7 and the one he sustained in February of 2011 that ultimately sidelined him for the first 36 games of the 2011-12 season. “The last time, I played through a concussion for so long, the effects dragged on..." December 23

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    New York Rangers @NYRangers

    AV says that Marc Staal had "a real hard go" skating this morning and that "hopefully we'll have him back in the lineup soon" #NYR

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    Rangers confirm Marc Staal has been diagnosed with a concussion.

  • Vigneault: Unclear if Marc Staal concussed

    New York Post "Though incomplete, the news on Marc Staal sure could be worse. Rangers’ coach Alain Vigneault said the defenseman, who left the ice after taking a Reid Boucher check to the jaw midway through the third period of Saturday night’s 4-3 overtime defeat to the Devils, is suffering from neck issues..." December 09

  • Rangers' Staal out with upper-body injury

    NHL.com "New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal sustained an upper-body injury in the third period of a game Saturday against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden and did not return. Staal was injured 6:41 into the third after taking a shoulder to his upper body from Devils rookie Reid..." December 08

  • Rangers’ Staal confident he can regain form

    New York Post "It took until a skate in mid-July for Marc Staal to finally feel a semblance of normalcy. The Rangers’ blue-chip defenseman had been suffering the aftereffects of a severe right-eye injury that occurred in early March and skating with his brothers Jordan and Jared in their hometown of Thunder..." August 30

  • Marc Staal says he'll be ready for training camp

    NHL.com "Despite the fact that the vision in Marc Staal's right eye remains slightly blurry and always may be the New York Rangers defenseman is proclaiming himself 100 percent healthy and ready to rediscover his All-Star form starting at training camp in September. "The eye is still not normal but I..." August 28

  • It’s a ‘special’ comeback for Staal

    New York Post "Marc Staal wasn’t sure when, or if, he would be able to return this season. The All-Star defenseman, who has been out since getting hit in the right eye by a deflected puck against the Flyers on March 5, made his much-anticipated return last night, starting in the Rangers’ 4-3 season-saving win..." May 07

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    Steve Zipay @stevezipay

    According to Rangers web site, D Marc Staal no longer listed on Injured Reserve.

  • Marc Staal unlikely for Game 1 vs. Caps

    ESPN.com "Pre-empting the crowd of reporters surrounding his dressing room stall, Marc Staal assured them he had no new information on his injured right eye. And although Staal did not definitively rule himself out, he said he will "probably" not play in Game 1 of the team's first-round series against..." May 01

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    #NYR No update on Staal, though he practiced and took some shifts on D with Girardi. No reason to believe Clowe/Boyle close, either

  • Rangers' Staal improving, but vision still 'not 100 percent'

    New York Post "Marc Staal, who has been out of the Rangers lineup since March 5 after taking a slap shot to his face, skated Tuesday prior to the team's practice and addressed the media for the first time since the scary incident. “I was cleared [Monday] to start skating and work out and start training..." April 09

  • Staal may not return before end of season

    New York Post "When coach John Tortorella talked Saturday morning about time running out, he might have been talking about the possibility of injured Rangers defenseman Marc Staal rejoining the lineup before this season ends. It’s not that Staal, who was struck with a puck above the right eye on March 5..." March 31

  • Doctors: Rangers’ Staal likely to recover from right eye injury

    New York Post "The right-eye injury sustained by Marc Staal on Tuesday night at 5:45 of the third period at the Garden when he was struck by a deflected puck is not believed vision-threatening or career-threatening, according to the Rangers. “Marc Staal was examined [Wednesday] by Dr. Mark Fromer,..." March 07

  • Marc Staal injury reopens debate on NHL visors

    Raleigh News & Observer "It took another scary moment, another puck to the face, to refuel the NHL debate on mandating helmet visors. New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal was hit near the right eye by a deflected shot in a game Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers, in a statement released Wednesday..." March 07

  • Marc Staal out indefinitely, doctors 'optimistic' he'll make full recovery after injury improves 'significantly'

    New York Daily News "The Rangers released the following statement at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday on the status of defenseman Marc Staal: "Following an injury suffered in (Tuesday) night's game vs. Philadelphia, Marc Staal was examined (Wednesday) in New York by Dr. Mark Fromer, ophthalmologist, and Dr. Mendel Markowitz,..." March 06

  • Marc Staal's takes puck in the eye Tuesday night

    New York Daily News "The Garden dropped from a crescendo to silence in Tuesday night’s third period, despite the Rangers heading toward their third straight victory, 4-2 over the division-rival Philadelphia Flyers. Marc Staal, the team’s top defenseman, writhed in pain on the ice, kicking his legs and holding his..." March 06

  • Staal, Girardi re-pairing a D-light for Rangers

    New York Post "Everything old is new again. Or, in this particular case, Blue again. That’s because, after an interruption of more than one season, the Rangers have at least temporarily reunited the blue-line shutdown pair of Marc Staal and Dan Girardi that was a staple throughout much of 2009-10 and..." March 02

  • Rangers' Staal makes his Marc as big bro beams

    New York Post "It is all that has happened since that moment that creates an audible pride in Eric Staal's voice. It was Feb. 22, 2011 when Eric concussed his younger brother, Rangers defenseman Marc. After a long and difficult road back to his All-Star form, Marc put an exclamation point on his return Monday..." May 09

  • Staal gives control back to Rangers

    New York Post "It has been a long time coming for Marc Staal, but as the buzzer sounded last night after his slap shot found the back of the net in overtime, the smile on his face was irrepressible. Staal had just played an exemplary game as his Rangers beat the Capitals, 3-2, in Game 5 of their Eastern..." May 08

  • Girardi, Staal power Rangers on both ends

    New York Post "Foresight and faith found their reward. Led by the scoring of homegrown defensemen Marc Staal and Dan Girardi, the Rangers advanced past the Senators with a 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals last night at the Garden. Staal and Girardi were also key in fighting off..." April 27

  • Rangers' Staal gets head start on Spezza

    New York Post "Marc Staal is no stranger to hits to the head. So when he put a lick on Jason Spezza in Wednesday night's 3-2 overtime loss to the Senators in Game 4, it was something to notice. With 2:18 left in the second period, Spezza came barreling into the offensive zone and Staal got his hands up,..." April 19

  • 'Staal' tactic could serve Rangers well

    New York Post "The Rangers have amassed the best record in the NHL through 80 games by mixing and matching on defense behind the redoubtable Dan Girardi-Ryan McDonagh first pair that is to this regular-season conference champions what the Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg tandem was to the 2011 Stanley Cup winning..." April 05

  • Staal family tradition anything but good one

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "This is becoming something of a family tradition for the Staals. And not an entirely pleasant one. Jordan Staal , a Penguins center, made his 2010-11 debut in the Winter Classic Jan. 1, 2011, at Heinz Field after missing 39 games because of a foot infection and broken hand. A year and a..." January 04

  • Marc Staal plans to return this season

    Bergen Record "The "bad days" are still a rare occurrence for Marc Staal as he continues to recover from a concussion. And while he has no timetable, the defenseman expects to play for the Rangers this season. "I think the rate of improvement the last month or so, I feel I'll be back and that's the plan,"..." December 02

  • Rangers sitting Staal until concussion symptoms subside

    New York Post "Marc Staal, the Rangers' stalwart blueliner and one of their alternate captains, will not be in the lineup tonight when the team plays its first preseason game against the Devils in Albany. But the Rangers are hoping he will be back in two weeks when the games count. Staal, 24, -- who is..." September 21

  • Three choices, but only one Rangers 'C'

    Bergen Record "August figures to be a relatively quiet month for the Rangers if only because July was so successful, even if it will get busier toward the end as players return to the team's practice facility for informal skates. Come hectic September, though, with the start of training camp and preseason,..." August 09

  • Coach off the Marc

    New York Post "It's a time-honored tradition for a coach to engage in gamesmanship by working the officials between games of a playoff series. Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau did just that yesterday after his team fled New York following Sunday afternoon's Game 3, 3-2 defeat at the Garden to have a couple of days..." April 19

  • Bad break for Staal pays off

    New York Post "So if Marc Staal had been scratched across the chin with a high stick that drew even a trickle of blood, the perp would have received a four-minute double minor. But when Braydon Coburn merely broke Staal's nose with a high stick at 19:26 of the first period, the Flyers' defenseman was assessed..." April 04

  • Rangers' Marc Staal expected back against Senators

    ESPN.com "New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will return to the lineup Thursday against the Senators after missing the past two games with an undisclosed injury. Staal told reporters the news following the team's morning practice. "Yeah it will be good to get back in the lineup tonight and try and..." March 24

  • Marc Staal, Ruslan Fedotenko practice Wednesday as Rangers try to recover, prepare to face Wild

    New York Daily News "As they find themselves on ever shakier ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Rangers hope that they will be able to firm up their lineup Thursday night at the Garden when they face the Minnesota Wild for the first game in a stretch of three in four nights. All-Star defenseman..." March 03

  • Setback for Marc Staal

    Bergen Record "Marc Staal (twisted left knee) missed his third straight game Tuesday night and coach John Tortorella acknowledged the All-Star defenseman suffered a "little bit" of a setback when he had to leave the ice toward the end of Monday's practice. "We think he's close but he's just not right," said..." March 02

  • Bad time for streak to Staal

    New York Post "Of all the times for Marc Staal to miss his first game after playing in 247 straight since sitting out a pair of matches with the flu late in his rookie 2007-08 season, this wouldn't be the optimum night, not with the Blueshirts facing Alex Ovechkin and the Caps. Chances are, however, that..." February 25

  • Proposal for Richards laughable

    New York Post "That Joe Nieuwendyk, GM of the Stars, who knew he had such a sense of humor? The Post has learned Nieuwendyk told Rangers GM Glen Sather on Tuesday that it would cost the Blueshirts three young studs off the roster, believed to be Marc Staal, Brandon Dubinsky and Derek Stepan, for the privilege..." February 24