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Marc Staal | Defenseman | #18

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 209
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (12) / NYR
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Marc Staal registered an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Islanders Thursday night.
Staal also had two hits and two blocked shots in the contest. Staal has a goal and three points in eight contests this season. That's more than we would have expected from Staal at this point as he's not an offensive defenseman by any stretch of the imagination. Oct 20 - 10:40 AM
Source: NY Post

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Coach Alain Vigneault said March Staal will be in a battle for ice time this season.

"It's his opinion ... this is my 11th season, I'm not naive. I don't take anything for granted. I come into camp with that mindset every year," Staal said. "You've got to earn your minutes. It doesn't change my mindset going forward. I've been a Ranger for a long time and I plan on being a Ranger for a lot more years." The veteran defender has been around the block and knows he has to play better with young blueliners coming up to challenge for spots. Staal is slated to see third-pairing minutes and penalty kill time this campaign.
Sep 15 - 4:14 PM

The New York Rangers could opt to buy out the contract of defenseman Marc Staal by the end of the week.

The window to buy out contracts closes on Thursday, which means they still have a little time to decide what they'll do with the veteran. Buying out the contract would save the Rangers $3.57 million in cap space next season, but it would also force them to carry between $1.43 million to $3.93 million in dead money on the cap for the next eight seasons (yikes!). The 30-year-old has four years remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $5.7 million. He's nowhere close to being as effective as he once was.
Source: NY Post
Jul 23 - 9:29 AM

The Rangers did not ask Marc Staal to waive his no-move clause, according to sources.

Staal still has four seasons remaining on his contract at $5.7 million cap hit. He skated in 72 games with the Rangers during the regular season in 2016-17 and another 12 contests in the playoffs.
Jun 13 - 8:46 AM

Marc Staal returns to action on Sunday against Pittsburgh.

The veteran defender has posted three goals and 10 points with 86 hits and 91 blocks in 71 games.
Source: Dan Rosen
Apr 9 - 6:11 PM

March Staal and Nick Holden will be scratched against Ottawa on Saturday.

Through 71 games this season the stalwart defender has posted 10 points along with 86 hits and 91 blocks. Holden meanwhile has picked up 11 goals and 34 points plus 87 blocks and 160 hits.
Apr 8 - 12:21 PM

Marc Staal (flu) will be in the lineup on Tuesday night.

Staal feels ready to play after recovering from the flu. Staal has six points and a plus-11 rating in 43 matches this season.
Feb 7 - 11:48 AM

Marc Staal didn't skate on Monday because of the flu.

He was sent home by the team as a result of the illness and coach Alain Vigneault isn't sure if Staal will be available to play Tuesday night.
Feb 6 - 1:59 PM

Marc Staal only played five shifts and 4:27 in the third period.

Staal came to the rink ill on Sunday as he had been throwing up and needed an IV after the first period to regain some of his fluids. The Rangers next play Anaheim on Tuesday and the Rangers are hoping Staal will be healthy enough to play. He has three goals and six points in 43 games with a plus-11 rating. His fantasy value is not great.
Source: NY Post
Feb 6 - 7:06 AM

Marc Staal (concussion) will return Tuesday night when the Rangers host Columbus.

He has sat out the last nine games because of a concussion. Staal has six points and a plus-10 rating in 40 games this year.
Jan 31 - 3:26 PM

There has yet to be an update on the status of Marc Staal who has been going through concussion protocol.

Staal has missed the last four games but he has been working out at the Rangers practice facility. He has only three goals and six points in 40 games so his absence from the Rangers lineup should not be affecting your fantasy team.
Source: NY Post
Jan 15 - 9:37 AM

Marc Staal is going through the NHL concussion protocol.

Staal has been sidelined for the Rangers' last two games. He has three goals and six points in 40 contests this season.
Jan 12 - 6:06 PM

The upper-body injury that has been sidelining Marc Staal is reportedly post-concussion symptoms.

Staal has missed two straight games. The good news is that he's been working out at the Rangers' practice facility. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: NY Post
Jan 12 - 11:19 AM

Marc Staal (upper body) will not play Saturday night after he missed Friday's practice.

The Rangers don't play again until Jan. 13 against Toronto. "I'm anxious to see how he feels when we get back from the break," coach Alain Vigneault said.
Source: NY Post
Jan 7 - 9:10 AM

Marc Staal (upper body) is doubtful for Saturday's game.

Staal was a late scratch from Wednesday's contest due to the ailment. He has three goals and six points in 40 contests this season.
Jan 5 - 11:01 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3David Desharnais
4Boo Nieves
LW1Chris Kreider
2Rick Nash
3Jimmy Vesey
4Michael Grabner
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Marc Staal
6Nick Holden
7Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec