Marc Staal sat out Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury but says that he will return to action for Game 1.
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is claiming that Marc Staal isn't being rested on Thursday and instead has an undisclosed injury.
Marc Staal will not participate in Thursday's contest.
Marc Staal scored his fourth goal of the season on Saturday.
Marc Staal scored a goal in a 6-3 win against Florida.
The New York Rangers have finalized Marc Staal's contract extension on Sunday.
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.