Player Page

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
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

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. Jan 15 - 9:37 AM
Source: NY Post

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


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

Marc Staal is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Staal is a late scratch from Wednesday's game as a result. Adam Clendening will dress as a result. Staal has six points and 22 penalty minutes in 40 games this season.
Jan 4 - 6:07 PM

Marc Staal, scorer of goals.

Staal picked up his third goal of the season during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders. It was his second goal in three games. He has now just 37 career markers, so we'd just enjoy this mini-streak for what it is.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:42:00 PM

Marc Staal snapped home his second goal of the season during Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Sabres.

The tally brings his career total up to 36, well below what was expected of him coming out of junior. Be that as it may, the Rangers aren't complaining. Staal now has five points in 25 games this season.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 11:45:00 PM

The New York Rangers need to improve in front of Henrik Lundqvist.

The Rangers gave up a lot of shots last season as Lundqvist faced an NHL high 1944 shots on goal. "Definitely a big part," Marc Staal said when asked if team-wide defensive improvement is the key in determining where the team finishes. "You don’t win in this league if you’re not sound in your own zone and you’re taking care of the puck. It’s something as a group we need to be good at early and continue to improve and talk about as a team as the year goes on. We’re gonna have some ups and downs this year, but it’s about working in the right direction and obviously improving every day. I think we’re capable of that here." Staal has no fantasy value as he had only 15 points in 77 games last season.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 08:48:00 AM

The New York Daily News reported that GM Jeff Gorton was shopping defensemen Marc Staal and Dan Girardi.

It was just to see if there was any interest as both players have no-movement clauses in their contracts. It never got to that stage as both are still members of the Rangers.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 08:37:00 AM

Marc Staal is going into the summer relatively healthy, which is unusual for him.

"It’s probably my first time in five or six years in which I’ll go into the summer with nothing, which is nice," Staal said. "I’m looking forward to getting three or four months (of work) in before the season starts, which has been very rare for me." Hopefully all that extra time training without complication will pay dividends next season. He finished the 2015-16 campaign with two goals and 15 points in 77 contests.
Mon, May 2, 2016 04:26:00 AM

Marc Staal had an assist in the Rangers' 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 3 Tuesday night.

It was Staal's first point of the series. He had two goals and 13 assists in 77 regular season contests.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 09:06:00 AM

Marc Staal will return to New York's blue line against Detroit on Saturday afternoon.

This is fine news for Rangers fans, but it may not mean much to the fantasy crowd. Staal has posted just 13 points, 28 PIMs, 56 hits, and 98 hits this season in 62 games.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Marc Staal (back spasms) is expected to play in Saturday's matinee with Detroit.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault noted after Friday's practice that Staal "should also be ready," to play. So baring another back spasm we'd expect the veteran blue liner back in the lineup. However he's likely best suited for your waiver wire with just 13 points, 28 PIMs, 56 hits, and 98 hits on the season in 62 games.
Source: Steve Zipay
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Marc Staal (back) didn't participate in Thursday's optional skate.

That doesn't bode well for Staal's chances of playing on Saturday. As it is, Staal has missed the Rangers' last two games.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 12:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Steven Kampfer
8Brady Skjei
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta
3Magnus Hellberg