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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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Sunday's contest marked Marc Staal's 85th playoff game.
Staal is tied with Don Maloney for third place on the New York Rangers' all-time postseason contests played list. Staal has an assist in 17 playoff contests this year and has been averaging 20:50 minutes per game. May 25 - 10:20 AM

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Marc Staal didn't participate in Monday's optional practice.

Staal's absence was due to maintenance reasons. The Rangers will be leaning significantly on him throughout what they hope will be a long run, so it shouldn't be too shocking when he skips the occasional skate. Unless new information emerges, he should be fine for the start of the second round.
Apr 28 - 11:11 AM

Marc Staal will play in game one of New York's first round playoff series against Pittsburgh on Thursday.

The 28-year-old missed the Rangers' last two games of the regular season because of an undisclosed injury. Staal doesn't bring much to the table offensively, but the stability he brings in his own zone is valuable. He finished the season with five goals, 20 points and a plus-18 rating in 80 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 16 - 5:46 PM

Marc Staal sat out Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury but says that he will return to action for Game 1.

It was the second game in a row that Staal missed. "I’ll be on for practice Tuesday," Staal said. "I’m OK." He ended the season with five goals and 20 points and will be a huge part of the Rangers playoff run this season.
Source: NY Post
Apr 12 - 8:22 AM

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is claiming that Marc Staal isn't being rested on Thursday and instead has an undisclosed injury.

Vigneault is likely saying that as a matter of course, although it's easy to buy into the idea that Staal has some nagging problems that he's capable of playing through, but will instead rest given that the Rangers have already secured the Presidents' Trophy. We'll list Staal as day-to-day, but we would be surprised if Staal was held out of Game 1.
Apr 9 - 11:47 AM

Marc Staal will not participate in Thursday's contest.

Staal is resting in preparation for the playoffs. He has five goals and 20 points in 80 contests in 2014-15. He also averages 21:08 minutes per game. Chris Summers was called up to help fill the void.
Apr 9 - 11:17 AM

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

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

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PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4James Sheppard
5Ryan Bourque
6Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Matt Hunwick
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cam Talbot