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Marc Staal | Defenseman | #18

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 207
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (12) / NYR
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Marc Staal scored the Rangers' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the Islanders on Thursday night.
It was Staal's second goal and 12th point of the season through 43 games so far. He played 26 shifts and 17:39 of ice time against the Islanders. Jan 14 - 10:01 PM

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Marc Staal had an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday.

Staal snapped a four-game point drought. He has a goal and eight assists in 26 games in 2015-16.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Marc Staal registered an assist in a 3-0 win on Monday.

Staal isn't known for his offensive contributions, but he has recorded a point in three of his last four contests. That's brought him up to eight points in 21 games this season.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 06:21:00 AM

Marc Staal registered an assist in a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.

Staal has only been held off the scoresheet twice over his last six games. He was quiet before that though, which balances out to a goal and five points in 12 contests this season.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 09:41:00 AM

Defenseman Marc Staal picked up a goal and an assist in the New York Rangers' 4-0 shutout of the visiting San Jose Sharks Monday night.

Staal's points were his first two of the young NHL season. Forward Jesper Fast also posted his first two points of the season, equaling Staal's accomplishments with a goal and an assist. Mats Zuccarello continued his fast start for the Rangers with his fourth goal of the season and Viktor Stalberg scored New York's final goal at 16:44 of the third period. It was Stalberg's first of the season.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 09:31:00 PM

Marc Staal had a bone chip in his ankle that has been removed.

That's presumably related to the hairline fracture he played through during the playoffs. Regardless, Staal is still expected to be ready for training camp.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 02:59:00 PM

Marc Staal played through a hairline fracture of his ankle.

He suffered the injury during the regular season. Staal sat out the last two games of the year with an "undisclosed" injury, but it wasn't confirmed if his ankle was the reason for those absences. Either way, Staal was ready to go in the playoffs where he played in all 19 of the Rangers' games.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 01:16:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 25, 2015 10:20:00 AM

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.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 11:11:00 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
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 05:46:00 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
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 08:22:00 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.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 11:47:00 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.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 11:17:00 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.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 08:56:00 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.
Tue, Feb 3, 2015 09:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derick Brassard
2Derek Stepan
3Oscar Lindberg
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Daniel Paille
5Tanner Glass
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3Viktor Stalberg
4Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta