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Marc Staal | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 207
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Marc Staal scored his fourth goal of the season on Saturday.
The defenseman has a goal and two assists in his last three games to give him 13 points in 54 games with a plus-15 rating and 38 penalty minutes. Not exactly a difference maker in fantasy hockey but he may help you in very deep leagues. Feb 15 - 8:56 AM

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Marc Staal scored a goal in a 6-3 win against Florida.

Staal has three goals and 10 points in 48 contests this season. We don't see the defensive defenseman picking up the pace from an offensive standpoint.
Feb 3 - 9:02 AM

The New York Rangers have finalized Marc Staal's contract extension on Sunday.

This news has been circulating for a couple of days now, but it looks like both sides have signed off on it. The extension is for six years and is reportedly worth $34.2 million in total ($5.7 million per year). Staal also has a no-trade clause in the first three years of the deal and a modified no-trade clause in the final three years.
Jan 18 - 1:20 PM

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.

Brooks reports that the value of the contract will be $34.2 million for a cap hit of $5.7 million per year. The deal has been agreed to but not signed. Staal has two goals and eight points in 42 games this season so his fantasy value is negligible in traditional pools but he did celebrate on Friday with his second goal of the season.
Source: NY Post
Jan 17 - 8:37 AM

Marc Staal and the New York Rangers are reportedly close to agreeing to a six-year contract extension.

It's believed that the deal is between $5.6 million and $5.9 million per season. Staal can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Source: NY Post
Jan 16 - 4:13 PM

Marc Staal played on Saturday after attending the funeral of his grandfather in Thunder Bay, Ontario Friday.

Staal had not practiced in the previous two days as he traveled to the northern Ontario city. He was a game time decision but decided to play. "He passed on Sunday and the funeral was on Friday so I just got home for that," Staal said. "It was an emotional couple of days, but he was 88 and lived a really good life. He was one of our biggest fans." Our condolences to the Staal family on their loss.
Jan 4 - 7:34 AM

Marc Staal and Dan Boyle missed practice on Friday for personal reasons but both will be in the lineup Saturday.

Just an FYI. Staal has only a goal and six points in 35 games. He used to have fantasy value but is now just a solid defensive NHL blueliner.
Source: NY Post
Jan 3 - 8:57 AM

Marc Staal scored for the first time this season on Saturday.

It was the first goal indoors that the defenseman has scored in over a year as his last goal was at Yankee Stadium against New Jersey. Staal has five points in 27 games with 22 penalty minutes so his fantasy value is negligible.
Source: NY Post
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:46:00 AM

Marc Staal is reportedly seeking a six-year extension worth about $6 million annually.

The Rangers are believed to be countering with about $5.5 million per season, which would put Staal in line with Daniel Girardi's cap hit. If that's true then there's not a big gap between the two sides, although agent Paul Krepelka said that there wasn't anything new to report. "Talks are open-ended," Krepelka said. "No deadline has been given as yet, though that’s obviously subject to change as we move further into the season." Staal is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Marc Staal and Rangers brass are still not close on inking an extension despite dialogue.

"The tenor of the talks has been good, so we’ll keep going and keep working on it," said Staal’s agent Paul Krepelka. "There’s certainly no deadline on our part for getting this done." The 27 -year-old defenseman is entering the final year of his contract and is reportedly seeking a six or seven year deal in the neighborhood of six million per season. It's very likely that the Rangers want to keep him beyond this year at the right price but you can respect their hesitancy considering two major concussions and a serious eye injury over past three seasons. Staal played in 72 games last season and tallied three goals and 11 assists with a -1 rating.
Source: NY Post
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:01:00 PM

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.

Staal bounced back in 2013-14 from some serious injuries in his previous two seasons, which included an eye ailment and concussion issues. Former New York blueliner and Hall of Famer Brian Leetch wants to see the Blueshirts lock up Staal to a contract extension. "My fingers are always crossed that Marc can stay healthy because he's on the verge of getting to that next level," Leetch said. "Obviously, that's my hope for him, and I think he's an elite player with the ability to be a top D in the league if he can continue to play and get those reps."
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:34:00 AM

The New York Rangers haven't started talks with Marc Staal about a contract extension yet.

"There's been no discussion at all, but I did get a call from [assistant GM Jeff Gorton] early in the off-season telling me that they were working on their arbitration cases, so not to interpret it as a sign of disrespect toward Marc," said agent Paul Krepelka. "I expect that we will be talking at some point before training camp. Marc's objective is to sign a long-term deal with the Rangers, and he would like to get it done before the season starts. That hasn't changed. But we'll see." He has one year remaining on his current deal that carries a $3.975 million cap hit. Staal doesn't put up many points, but he's a solid top-four defender with shutdown ability.
Source: NY Post
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Marc Staal has one year left on his current contract.

He would like to get something worked out this summer, but added that it wouldn't be a big deal if it didn't happen. Staal appeared in 72 games during the 2013-14 campaign after he was limited to 21 during the lockout-shortened season and 46 outings the year before.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Coach Alain Vigneault has been impressed by Marc Staal.

"I think he's a guy this year that has improved throughout the year," Vigneault said. "We always knew he was a good defender and he's still one of the best defenders in the league in my opinion but he's also, this year, he's improved his puck decisions." He's played well on a pairing with Anton Stralman. Staal has two points and a plus-7 rating in eight games during this playoffs.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, May 3, 2014 06:33:00 PM

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.

But Marc Staal wound up as the stalwart of the blue line, playing a team-high 26:03 that included 4:41 shorthanded to keep the Penguins scoreless on four power plays. "The way he keeps the game so simple is something we talk about every time," Benoit Pouliot said. "Get that big block or make that pass, he's always going to be in position to help us out. Sometimes you don't recognize it, but we do." Coach Alain Vigneault also praised Staal. "He's got one of the best sticks in the league; he did a good job gapping up. Him and Strallsy [Anton Stralman] have found a way to complement each other."
Source: Newsday
Sat, May 3, 2014 10:25:00 AM

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