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Marc Staal | Defenseman | #18

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 209
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (12) / NYR
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Marc Staal (whiplash) will rejoin the Rangers on Thursday.
It will be Staal's first game since Feb. 3. He has a goal and seven points in 50 games this season. Feb 21 - 1:20 PM

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Marc Staal (whiplash) was cleared for contact on Friday.

He participated fully in the Rangers' practice Friday and seems to be closing in on a return. Staal just needs to ensure his conditioning is up to par before playing in a game. Saturday afternoon's contest against Ottawa is likely a little early for that.
Feb 17 - 11:20 AM

Marc Staal (whiplash) took part in Friday's practice.

Staal said he feels good at this point, but he needs to work on his conditioning before he'll be ready to return. With that in mind, it's unlikely that he'll play on Saturday or Sunday.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 16 - 2:54 PM

Marc Staal (whiplash) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Staal has missed two straight games and will miss a third on Friday. He was moved to the IR so that John Gilmour could be summoned from the AHL.
Feb 9 - 4:03 PM

Marc Staal is still dealing with whiplash symptoms.

It's a positive that he's dealing with whiplash rather than concussion, especially given his history. That being said, it's also not clear when he'll be back. Continue to regard him as day-to-day for now.
Feb 7 - 1:03 PM

Marc Staal is not expected to play Monday night because of a cervical strain.

Staal did not take part in Monday's morning skate after he was injured Saturday against Nashville. A more common term for the injury is whiplash, but at least it sounds like he wasn't concussed on the hit he received from Alexei Emelin.
Feb 5 - 1:24 PM

The New York Rangers provided no update Sunday on defenseman Marc Staal who suffered an apparent concussion Saturday.

Staal has a history with concussions as he has suffered at least three in his NHL career and this certainly looked like another one. He has little fantasy value with a goal and six assists so while he looks to be out for at least a bit, it won't hurt your fantasy team.
Source: NY Post
Feb 5 - 7:37 AM

Marc Staal suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Staal exited the game after taking a high hit by Preds defenseman Alexei Emelin. The Rangers have to be concerned about the injury because he's dealt with concussions in the past. Staal is considered day-to-day for now. The team will likely provide an update on his status in the coming days.
Feb 4 - 12:09 AM

Marc Staal (hip) returned to action on Sunday January 21.

Staal missed two games due to the injury. He had a plus-one rating in 16:48 minutes of ice time in his return.
Jan 22 - 2:49 AM

Marc Staal (hip) will travel with the Rangers on their upcoming four-game road trip.

Staal missed Thursday's game and is expected to be out again on Saturday. He has a 50-50 chance of returning on Sunday though, according to Rangers coach Alain Vigneault.
Jan 19 - 1:14 PM

Marc Staal (hip) will miss at least two more games.

Staal was sidelined for his first contest due to the injury on Thursday. He was hurt during Tuesday's game.
Jan 19 - 9:30 AM

Marc Staal (hip) won't play Thursday night.

Staal didn't take part in Wednesday's practice. Steven Kampfer will draw into the lineup in his place.
Jan 17 - 1:15 PM

Marc Staal's lower-body issue is a hip-flexor injury.

Staal was hurt in Tuesday's game, but Rangers coach Alain Vigneault wasn't sure exactly when Staal sustained the injury. Staal left the game at the start of the third after recording an assist and plus-four rating over the first two periods. "We’ll know more [Wednesday]," Vigneault said. "I don’t think it’s serious, but I couldn’t tell you the length of the injury."
Source: NY Post
Jan 17 - 6:46 AM

Marc Staal has suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The team has already announced that he won't be returning to tonight's game. They could be holding him out for precautionary reasons because they're currently leading 5-1 heading into the third period. The Rangers will likely provide an update on his status after the game.
Jan 16 - 9:04 PM

The Rangers have been pleased with Marc Staal's performance over the first half of the season.

Staal left plenty to be desired in 2016-17 and while this campaign hasn't been significantly different, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault looks at 2017-18 as a step up for the defenseman. "I’ve always liked the way he defends. I know he’s got a great stick, he’s strong on his one-on-one’s. But I will say that so far this year, I find him more effective with the puck," Vigneault said. "He’s been able to find the easy open outlet quicker, which has enabled him and his ‘D’ pair to spend a little bit less time in our zone. He’s had tough matchups, he’s handled them well. I really like the way he came to camp, his attitude, and the work that he put in so far." Staal's a defensive defenseman that doesn't accumulate a lot of hits or blocks, so even in non-traditional leagues he's often not that great of an option. Still, he's been a nice supporting piece of the Rangers' blueline this season.
Source: NY Post
Jan 12 - 6:53 AM

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C1Mika Zibanejad
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3Filip Chytil
4Lias Andersson
5Peter Holland
LW1Chris Kreider
2Vladislav Namestnikov
3Ryan Spooner
4Jimmy Vesey
5Cody McLeod
6Matt Beleskey
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Pavel Buchnevich
3Jesper Fast
4Ville Meskanen
5Vinni Lettieri
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Brady Skjei
3Neal Pionk
4Marc Staal
5Tony DeAngelo
6Fredrik Claesson
7Brendan Smith
8Rob O'Gara
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Alexandar Georgiev