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Marc Staal | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 207
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Marc Staal looked to be all right after the game on Saturday as he took a big hit from Chris Neil of the Senators.
Staal was smashed into the boards by Neil late in the third period and was pretty upset after the game as the referee gave Staal the double-minor for roughing. "I think it's a brutal call," goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said. "There's probably a couple of different calls on that hit. It's a late hit and too many strides." Staal has only three goals and 14 points in 69 games this season as he has no fantasy value in pools. Apr 6 - 7:37 AM

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Marc Staal does not want the contract distractions he saw happen with Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan to happen to him next season.

Staal has one more season left on his contract but found it distracting to play with all the rumors swirling around Girardi and Callahan. "I saw those two guys go through it with the negotiations and all of the rumors that are impossible to avoid if you're on the last year of your contract, and it's not something I really want to go through," Staal said. "For me, the contract situation is definitely something I would like to take care of over the summer. That's the goal, but that also has to be the way management looks at it, too, in order to get it done." Stay tuned.
Source: NY Post
Mar 10 - 8:31 AM

Marc Staal (back) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Barring a setback, Staal will be good to go on Thursday. He missed a few practices due to back spasms.
Feb 27 - 10:31 AM

Marc Staal (back) skated on Tuesday after missing three straight practices.

Staal isn't ready to declare himself ready for Thursday's game. He first wants to see how he does in Wednesday's full practice.
Feb 25 - 12:34 PM

Marc Staal has missed three straight practices due to back spasms.

Staal remains day-to-day and questionable for Thursday's contest. He has three goals and 11 points in 49 games this season.
Feb 25 - 9:56 AM

The New York Rangers could be without defenseman Marc Staal when they return to action league action against the Chicago Blackhawks next Thursday night.

Staal missed his second straight practice with the spasms. The Rangers are hoping that he is ready for Thursday's game as he is considered day-to-day. Staal has not had a good fantasy season with only three goals and 11 points with 12 penalty minutes in 49 games.
Feb 22 - 10:09 AM

Marc Staal played on Tuesday after his wife gave birth to their first child earlier that morning.

Staal missed the morning skate as a result, but still ended up with a plus-three rating in 21:25 minutes of ice time in the Rangers' 5-1 win over Colorado. We would like to congratulate Staal and his growing family.
Feb 5 - 9:51 AM

Marc Staal had a huge fantasy game as the defenseman had a goal, an assist and a plus-four rating.

Staal has struggled this season as he has only three goals and eight points with a minus-five rating after picking up 11 points in 21 games in an injury-filled 2012-13 season. He has no fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 27 - 7:24 AM

The New York Rangers have killed off 12 of their opponents’ last 15 power plays over the past seven games.

They enter today’s game at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa with their penalty kill ranked ninth in the NHL, having allowed 23 goals on 144 chances (84.0 percent). "A lot of time, you shut down the opponent’s power play it gives you an opportunity to win the game," defenseman Marc Staal said. "So we know if we give up one, we’ve got a lot of work to do to get it back. We don’t like giving them up." Staal, center Dominic Moore, captain Ryan Callahan, defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Anton Stralman and left wings Brian Boyle and Carl Hagelin form the core of the Rangers’ penalty kill stalwarts.
Jan 18 - 10:18 AM

Marc Staal doesn't want to think about the possibility that he might be more likely than most to get head injuries.

"You really can't," Staal said. "You play better when you think less. Just react when you get out on the ice and do what comes naturally to you." Staal has unfortunately suffered multiple concussions, including the one he'll be returning from on Tuesday.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 09:47:00 AM

Marc Staal is expected to return from his concussion on Tuesday.

He told Rangers coach Alain Vigneault on Monday that he's ready to play. Staal has been out of action since Dec. 7. He doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy value, but he is a steady defensive-minded defenseman.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 01:46:00 PM

Marc Staal (concussion) took part in Sunday's morning skate.

It marked the second straight day that he skated with his teammates. Staal hasn't ruled out being available to return as soon as Tuesday night in Florida, but a more likely date to come back could be Friday's match at Pittsburgh. "I'll practice again [today] and see how I feel," Staal said. "It's a five o’clock game [Tuesday], so I don't know. I've thought about it. I've got to see how everything goes. It's been a good week and a half." Either way it doesn't look like Staal will have to wait much longer to get back into the lineup.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 09:15:00 AM

New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (concussion) admits that he could play on New Year's Eve (Tuesday).

Staal hasn't played since Dec. 7 against the New Jersey Devils, when Reid Boucher left him injured. The 26-year-old has three points, eight PIM and 30 SOG in 30 games played.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Marc Staal is on track to return to the Rangers' lineup at some point during the team’s five-game road trip, which started in Washington Friday night and concludes a week from today in Toronto.

"I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, but it is definitely not out of the question," the defenseman said. "It will be good to have a full practice. But knowing the types of steps it takes to get back, I’m on the right track." Staal has been sidelined since Dec. 7, when he sustained his second recorded concussion within 33 months. The alternate captain, who will turn 27 in a little over two weeks, has been skating since Dec. 21. "It will be good to bump a little in practice, but there’s really no comparison to the hitting that goes on in a game," Staal said. "Once you have the confidence that you feel well enough to take a hit, you take that confidence into the game that you’re going to be OK. Once I get my wind and my legs back, I’ll re-assess and go from there." Staal is unlikely to play Sunday in Tampa, but he could return New Year’s Eve in Sunrise, Fla., for the match against the Panthers.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 09:40:00 AM

Marc Staal (concussion) will travel with the Rangers on the team's upcoming five-game road trip.

He has resumed skating while he recovers from a concussion he suffered on Dec. 7 and joining the team suggests that he could be practicing shortly, which is the next step.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Brad Richards
3Derick Brassard
4Dominic Moore
5Brian Boyle
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Benoit Pouliot
4Daniel Carcillo
5J.T. Miller
RW1Rick Nash
2Martin St. Louis
3Mats Zuccarello
4Derek Dorsett
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Anton Stralman
5Kevin Klein
6Raphael Diaz
7John Moore
8Justin Falk
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot