Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that Marc Staal and the New York Rangers have agreed to a six-year contract extension.
Marc Staal and the New York Rangers are reportedly close to agreeing to a six-year contract extension.
Marc Staal played on Saturday after attending the funeral of his grandfather in Thunder Bay, Ontario Friday.
Marc Staal and Dan Boyle missed practice on Friday for personal reasons but both will be in the lineup Saturday.
Marc Staal scored for the first time this season on Saturday.
Marc Staal is reportedly seeking a six-year extension worth about $6 million annually.
Marc Staal and Rangers brass are still not close on inking an extension despite dialogue.
Marc Staal's agent, Paul Krepelka, told ESPN.com via email that it's "all quiet on that front right now," while referring to contract talks with the Rangers.
The New York Rangers haven't started talks with Marc Staal about a contract extension yet.
Marc Staal has one year left on his current contract.
Coach Alain Vigneault has been impressed by Marc Staal.
All the pregame attention in the New York media went to defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi, who were assigned to bottle up Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in Game 1 of the Penguins-Rangers second-round playoff series, won 3-2 by New York in overtime.
Marc Staal opened the scoring on Sunday with his first goal in the playoffs.
Marc Staal is a series leading plus-four in the playoffs.