05/27/2013 21:32 Rangers' Staal Eye Could Be Permanently Damaged
Staal admitted that his right eye may never be 100 percent, ESPN New York reports.Despite the fact that he may have permanent damage to his right eye, he said the eye is improving and he expects to continue to play at a high level.
05/25/2013 17:12 Rangers' Staal Out Again
Staal (eye) was not on the ice for warmups before Saturday's Game 5 against Boston, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports.Staal is still struggling with his vision, and a return before the end of this season may be unlikely given the 3-1 deficit the Rangers are currently facing.
05/21/2013 07:20 Rangers' Staal (Eye) Resumes Skating
Staal (eye) resumed skating during Friday's practice, the New York Daily News reports.Staal, who had been practicing most everyday since sustaining the eye injury, had recently stopped skating over the last several days but will now return to his normal routine. He was only able to play in one game of the first-round series against the Capitals but his vision issues continue to persist in the game.
Marc Staal spent much of last season with the dreaded "concussion" label next to his name, but he was finally able to return, doing so in the Winter Classic. He posted two goals and three assists in 46 games upon his return, shaking off the rust. As Staal enters his sixth year in the league, the 25-year-old will look to return to his 2009-2011 scoring level, where he averaged 28 points over two seasons. With a full offseason under his belt, and no lasting effects from his concussion, the former first-round pick could be a late-round steal in deeper leagues as many owners will avoid him due to the bad taste in their mouth from last year's campaign. (Updated 8/14/12)