Rangers' Staal (Eye) Resumes Skating: Marc Staal (eye) resumed skating during Friday's practice, the New York Daily News reports. (Updated 5/17/13)
Eye - (Updated - 5/8/13)
Marc 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. (Updated 5/17/13).
05/16/2013 13:41 Rangers' Staal Misses Practice
Staal (eye) did not practice Wednesday, the Bergen Record reports.Staal sat out Game 7 against the Capitals with blurred vision, and is still experiencing symptoms after being hit in the right eye with a puck on March 5. There's no word yet on whether he will be ready for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Bruins on Thursday.
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)