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Marc Staal | Defenseman | #18

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 209
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (12) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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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. Dec 1 - 11:45 PM

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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.
Oct 9 - 8:48 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.
Jun 25 - 8:37 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.
May 2 - 4:26 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.
Apr 20 - 9:06 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.
Mar 12 - 12:08 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
Mar 11 - 6:36 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.
Mar 10 - 12:47 PM

Marc Staal (back) will sit for a second straight game on Tuesday.

He did not practice Monday and is listed as day-to-day with back spasms.
Mar 7 - 1:41 PM

Marc Staal did not participate in the morning skate and will not play against the Islanders this evening as he has back spasms.

Marc is having a tough time staying in the lineup ever since his brother Eric was dealt to the Rangers eight days ago. Staal had the flu last week and played only 14:33 minutes Friday as he either hadn't recovered fully from the flu or his back was bothering him. Either way, the blueliner will not play Sunday. He has two goals and 13 points this season and is not a fantasy asset.
Mar 6 - 11:30 AM

Marc Staal only played 14:33 in his return to the Rangers lineup Friday.

Staal missed Thursday's game with the flu but it was obvious that he was not fully recovered Keith Yandle picked up the slack as he had a team-high 24:19. Staal has two goals and 13 points this season and is not a fantasy asset at this point in his career.
Source: NY Post
Mar 5 - 9:22 AM

Marc Staal will return to the Rangers' blue line and partner with Dan Boyle against the Capitals on Friday night.

Depending on who you ask, this could be a boon or a bust. Either way, Staal is a classic defender whose real-life on ice qualities don't translate to counting stats and fantasy values.
Mar 4 - 6:41 PM

Marc Staal will be a game-time decision on Friday night against the Capitals.

Per Cyrgalis, Coach Alain Vigneault noted that Staal "will take warm-ups and try to play." While this news is unfortunate for the Rangers and their fans, fantasy players shouldn't fret as Staal's a classic defender whose real-life on ice qualities don't translate to counting stats and fantasy values.
Mar 4 - 6:05 PM

Marc Staal is dealing with an illness and will miss Thursday's game as a result.

Staal is being sidelined just as Jesper Fast is returning from his own illness. Consequently Dylan McIlrath will stay in the lineup after filling in for Fast on Monday. The only difference is that this time McIlrath will be serving as a defenseman.
Mar 3 - 5:26 PM

Marc Staal would love to play on the same team as he older brother Eric.

There have been plenty of rumors with Eric being dealt to the Rangers and that would please his brother. "I don’t really know if they are negotiating a contract or not," Marc Staal said. "It’s never a good feeling not knowing what’s going to happen as a player, especially with a family at home. He’s got three boys. It’s a tough situation for him. He’s looking forward to Monday." Eric is playing in Carolina with brother Jordan and if there is a trade to New York, Marc will make the transition easier.
Feb 27 - 9:00 AM

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5Oscar Lindberg
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4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
6Brandon Pirri
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
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D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
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5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Steven Kampfer
8Brady Skjei
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta