Staal (lower-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Staal (personal) will return to the Rangers lineup on Thursday.
Staal missed Wednesday’s game for the birth of his child, but he will replace Dylan McIlrath in the lineup tonight. He has just 13 points (2G / 11A) in 56 games this season.
Staal (undisclosed) will not play on Saturday; may practice next week.
Staal will miss his second straight game with an undisclosed injury. Coach Alain Vigneault said that he is hopeful that Staal will be ready for the first practice before the playoffs.
Staal (undisclosed) is not expected to play on Thursday.
Staal will be held out of the lineup with a minor undisclosed injury according to Alain Vigneault. Staal is listed as day-to-day.
The Rangers and defenseman Marc Staal have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension.
Terms were not disclosed, but ESPN.com reported a six-year extension with average annual value of $5.7 million, a full no-trade clause in the first three years and a full-no movement clause. Staal, who would have been an unrestricted free agent on July 1, has two goals and six assists in 42 games this season. The No. 12 pick in the 2005 NHL Draft has 29 goals and 119 points in 503 regular-season games.
Source: NHL.com 01/18/15, 11:41 am EST
Staal (personal) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Staal will take part in warmups before deciding if he will play tonight. Staal’s grandfather passed away and he has not been on the ice for the last two games, so he could sit tonight’s game out.
Staal (back) will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Staal says that his back is feeling good, but head coach Alain Vigneault says he is still day-to-day and a decision on whether he plays tomorrow will be made tomorrow.
Staal was not at the morning skate because he and his wife celebrated the birth of their first child this morning; he is expected to play.
Staal has a goal and three assists with a plus-6 rating in his last three games. He has totalled 10 points (3G / 7A) in 46 games this season.
Staal (concussion) says that he will play on Tuesday.
Staal has missed the last 10 games after suffering a concussion on December 7 in New Jersey. Staal is one of the Rangers best defineseman so his return is a huge boost.
Marc Staal (concussion) went through his first full practice since getting hurt Dec. 7 but is doubtful to play tonight
If you are counting on Staal, it appears he may be nearing a return to the Rangers' blueline soon.
Staal (concussion) has been doing off-ice conditioning for the last three days.
It is a good sign that Staal is able to take part in workouts less than a week after suffering a concussion, but he will need to be cleared medically and start skating with the team before he can return to the lineup. Expect him to miss at least one more week.
Staal has a concussion, but it is not as serious as his first. He is out indefinitely.
Staal suffered the concussion in Saturday's loss to the Devils and could be sidelined for a lengthy period of time. Despite the concussion not being as serious as the last, it is a concussion nonetheless. Staal will likely land on IR as Michael Del Zotto and Justin Falk now appear to have permanent spots on the Rangers' blueline for the next couple of weeks.
Staal is out tonight because he is still dealing with neck issues after being injured on Saturday.
There is still no word on whether or not Staal suffered a concussion but he will be monitored closely by doctors over the next few days. Michael Del Zotto will enter the lineup with Staal out. Consider him questionable for Tuesday vs. Nashville.
According to Alain Vigneault, Marc Staal got hit to the chin, immediately "didn't feel quite right". No update beyond that
Staal was able to skate off under his own power but did not return to the game. It has the sounds of a possible concussion and he seems doubtful to play tonight vs. Washington. Monitor his status as puck-drop draws near.
Marc Staal is out, will not speculate on return.
Staal played on Monday but then missed Wednesday's Game 4 and will miss Game 5 tonight. He must not have felt comfortable with his limited vision in Monday's game.
Marc Staal returned to the New York Rangers lineup Monday night for the first time since he was struck near his right eye by a deflected puck on March 5.
Staal logged 17 minutes, 17 seconds of ice time in 21 shifts of the Rangers’ 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 3. Rangers coach John Tortorella certainly wasn’t going to wait any longer to get Staal right back into the heart of the action. Once Staal was given the go-ahead to play, Tortorella took advantage of the much-needed lineup addition.
#NYR HC John Tortorella won't discuss his lineup. Brian Boyle was skating with group, as was Marc Staal.
Staal said yesterday that he probably wouldn't be in Game 1 so we will have to wait until warmups to find out.
Source: Ken Wiebe 05/2/13, 8:19 am EST
Nothing new to report today on Marc Staal (right eye)
He probably won't play in Game 1. However he could return at some point during the first round.
Defenseman Marc Staal also continued to acclimate himself to slightly blurred vision in his right eye and a visor. While Staal said he needs to gain confidence and feel more comfortable, he didn’t rule out the possibility that he could play against Washington, either.
“I don’t want to go down that road yet,” Staal said. “As of right now, I haven’t made a decision one way or the other. I think it’s gonna go day by day. If I feel good enough and make the decision to go, then I’ll go … I haven’t written myself off.”
Marc Staal took part in full-team practice for the first time since taking a deflected puck to the eye more than a month ago.
Despite the obvious optimism, Staal remains cautious about any posisble return to the Rangers lineup in the near future. The Rangers have six games remaining on their schedule, and the regular season concludes a week from this Saturday with a home contest against the Devils.