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18 Marc Staal D
Height/Weight: 6-4/207 | Birthdate: 1/13/1987 | Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada | Team: New York Rangers | College: None | NHL Experience: 7 | Salary: $3,775,000 | Owned/Started%: 17/8 | Average Draft Position: 192.98
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1/19/2015

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Signs Extension

News: Marc Staal has agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Rangers worth $5.7 million per season, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Marc Staal, who has recorded two goals and six assists in 42 games this season, had been on track to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He's only a factor in deeper fantasy formats, but his steady presence on the team's blue line is clearly valued by the Rangers.

1/17/2015

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Nearing Extension

News: Marc Staal and the Rangers are close to agreeing on a six-year contract extension, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports.
Analysis: The deal is expected to be worth about $5.7 million per year and go into effect immediately, as Marc Staal would otherwise be headed for unrestricted free agency after the season. With only eight points in 42 games on the campaign, Staal isn't an especially prolific defenseman for fantasy purposes, but the Rangers value him for his steady play in his own zone.

1/14/2015

Marc Staal, D, NYR Rangers' Staal Plays In 500th Game

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Plays In 500th Game

News: Marc Staal and the rest of his team was blanked 3-0 by the Islanders on Tuesday.
Analysis: There were some milestones for the now 28-year-old defenseman who played in his 500th NHL game. However, perhaps due to a two minute penalty, for the first time this campaign, Marc Staal logged less than 18-minutes of ice time. In his eight season, it's looking less likely that Staal (seven points in 40 games) will ever approach the 25-point mark again.

1/3/2015

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Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal (Personal) Will Play Saturday

News: Marc Staal (personal) will play Saturday against the Sabres, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Marc Staal was not present at Friday's practice or Saturday's morning skate, having been away from the team attending the funeral of his grandfather, and coach Alain Vigneault expressed some concern about Staal's legs. Apparently, Staal was able to convince Vigneault that he would be fine, as the 27-year-old defenseman took warmups and will be in uniform against Buffalo.

1/3/2015

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Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal A Game-Time Decision Saturday

News: Marc Staal (personal) is a game-time decision for Saturday's tilt with the Sabres, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: While Marc Staal isn't dealing with an injury, he's been away from the team the last two days to tend to a personal matter, and coach Alain Vigneault isn't certain if the blueliner is mentally prepared to play. The presumption is that Staal will remain in the lineup Saturday, but Vigneault likely won't make an official decision on him until after the Rangers complete their pregame warmup.

12/11/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR Rangers' Staal Continuing Slide

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Continuing Slide

News: Marc Staal has been held off the scorer's sheet in 11 straight games.
Analysis: It's fair to say to Marc Staal's fantasy relevance hasn't been the same since the 2010-11 season when he posed 29-points in 77 games. While he's managed to stay healhty, with just four points in 26 games played and no other peripherals to write home about, there's simply no reason to suggest his services at this time.

11/11/2014

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Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Breaks Slump With Two Helpers

News: Marc Staal ended his 11-game scoring drought Tuesday with a pair of assists in a 5-0 win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: While Marc Staal still doesn't have a goal this season, his fantasy owners have to be happy with what they can get. Staal has offensive skill, but he's concentrating more on the defensive end right now. As a result, owners in leagues that count hits and blocked shots have been made reasonably happy by the 27-year-old blueliner.

10/14/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Returning To Form?

News: Marc Staal has two points (both assists) in three games this season.
Analysis: Having compiled just 14 points in 72 regular season tilts last season, it's reasonable to speculate the 27-year-old could return to a 20-points-or-more campaign pace. However, we'll wait for a bigger sampling before we make any moves to grab the top-four blue liner from the free agent pool in standard formats.

6/8/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Holding Up

News: Marc Staal logged 33-minutes of total ice time in Saturday's Game 2 loss to Los Angeles.
Analysis: Despite logging goose eggs in points, the 27-year-old was second on the team only to fellow defenseman Ryan McDonagh. With just five points through 22 games, it's obvious Marc Staal's consistent offensive numbers from the blue line are beyond him, but it's good to see he's clearly still capable of eating up top-four minutes.

5/28/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Collects Assist, Poor Rating

News: Marc Staal had an assist in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to Montreal in Game 5.
Analysis: The good news is he broke his three game pointless drought, the bad news is the veteran defenseman posted a very uncharacteristic minus-3 rating. Marc Staal has five points and is a plus-3 overall through 19 postseason games thus far.

5/2/2014

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Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Has Misleading Night

News: Marc Staal had a hit and a shot on net in Friday's Game 1 overtime defeat of Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Yeah, not exactly busting the boards of fantasy play, but the Ontario native's defensive performance earned him the locker room Broadway Hat, awarded to the team's best player. While Marc Staal is not expected to offensively combust anytime soon, there's a chance he could start garnering more power-play time, especially with the way the team is struggling with the man advantage.

4/28/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Staal Finds Net In Rangers' Win

News: Marc Staal scored the game's opening goal in a 4-2 win over Philadelphia in Game 5 on Sunday.
Analysis: Marc Staal, who logged an assist in Game 1, picks up his second point of the playoffs and heads into Game 6 with a plus-6 rating. No, he's not seeing much power-play time these days, but he's still a top-4 blue liner for a team that is expected to go deep into the playoffs.

4/18/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Staal Resumes Playoff Career In Rangers' Win

News: Marc Staal collected an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: What a difference a year can make for the veteran defenseman. It was a little over a year ago that Marc Staal had to leave after taking a puck to the eye against the Flyers, then quickly exited his one and only playoff game against the Capitals last season due to a recurrence of symptoms from the injury. The 27-year-old defenseman has five goals and seven assists through 44 career playoff games.

4/8/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Earns Award

News: Marc Staal was given The John Halligan Good Guy Award by the Metro NY/NJ media, reports reports Andrew Gross of The Record.
Analysis: Ironically enough, the award comes on the heels of Marc Staal uncharacteristically leaving the locker room before reporters could question him about a latehit from Chris Neil in Saturday's loss to Ottawa. Obviously, this type of recognition has little impact on Staal's declining offensive production. The veteran, who has been logging more time with stay-at-home defenseman Anton Stralman of late, is minus-3 with three goals and 11 assists in 69 games played this season.

2/27/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Expected To Play Thursday

News: Coach Alain Vigneault said he expects Marc Staal (back) to play Thursday against the Blackhawks, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: After missing a few practices last week with back spasms, Marc Staal returned to the ice Tuesday and hasn't experienced any setbacks since that time. Although Staal is officially a game-time decision, he didn't appear to be limited during the morning skate and can probably safely be penciled in for his usual role on the second pairing with Anton Stralman.

2/25/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Practices

News: Marc Staal (back) was on the ice for Tuesday's practice, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Analysis: Marc Staal missed the Rangers' last three practices due to back spasms, but his participation Tuesday offers hope that he could suit up Thursday against the Blackhawks.

2/22/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Misses Practice Again

News: Marc Staal (back spasms) missed practice Saturday for the second day consecutive day, reports Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record.
Analysis: This is surprising news considering Marc Staal did not participate in the Sochi games. Additionally, it's not good news for an organization that's trying to deal UFA Dan Girardi. Gross later tweeted head coach Alain Vigneault has "no long-term" concerns, that Staal needs "just rest and recovery." Consider the veteran defenseman day-to-day for now.

2/4/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal To Play Tuesday

News: Marc Staal (personal) will play Tuesday against the Avalanche, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Marc Staal missed the team's Tuesday morning skate due to the birth of his child, but he'll back back with the Rangers in time for the club's 7:00 ET face-off against the Avs.

2/4/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Expected To Play Tuesday

News: Marc Staal (personal) is expected to play Tuesday against the Avalanche, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Marc Staal missed morning skate while attending to the birth of his child, but it sounds like he'll rejoin the team in time for Tuesday's game. The 27-year-old has recorded four of his 10 points on the season in his last three games.

2/1/2014

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Marc Staal

Staal Active In Rangers' Win

News: Marc Staal assisted on two of the Rangers' four goals in Friday's win over the Islanders, giving him four points in the last three games.
Analysis: Marc Staal has four of his season's 10 points over the last three games and has been getting involved more offensively of late. He's not going to light up the scoresheet, but he does have the potential to contribute more. He's more valuable to the Rangers than to most rosters; he's developing into a solid two-way defender.

1/26/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Snaps Out Of Drought

News: Marc Staal was a plus-4 with a goal and an assist in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Devils.
Analysis: If you're still holding onto the once highly regarded veteran, enjoy the spoils. While February usually signals an increase in production for the 27-year-old, the Winter Olympics will put a damper on that silver lining.

1/8/2014

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Two Assists For Rangers' Staal

News: Marc Staal had two assists in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Analysis: The two-point output matched exactly half of the scoring production the defenseman had delivered in his previous 34 games. The legacy of his surname often makes Marc Staal a curiosity for fantasy owners, but his production has never matched the attention he receives.

12/31/2013

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers Activate Staal

News: Marc Staal (concussion) was activated from IR on Tuesday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: It's just confirmation of Monday's news that Marc Staal would return to the lineup for the team's game against the Panthers. Fellow injured blueliner Anton Stralman is also expected to return to the lineup Tuesday, with Michael Del Zotto and Justin Falk likely headed to the press box.

12/30/2013

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal Ready To Play Tuesday

News: Marc Staal (concussion) will return to the lineup in Tuesday's game against the Panthers.
Analysis: Marc Staal will be activated from IR prior to Tuesday's game against the Panthers. He has not played since Dec. 7 due a concussion and declared following Tuesday's practice that he was ready to return. He should be safe to place back in the lineup Tuesday.

12/29/2013

Marc Staal, D, NYR

Marc Staal

Rangers' Staal (Concussion) Could Return Tuesday

News: Marc Staal (concussion) will not play Sunday night, but could be ready for Tuesday's game versus Florida, the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Marc Staal, who was concussed December 7th, returned to practice just this weekend, so the Rangers will be careful in easing him back into their lineup. It appears New Year's Eve could be the earliest possibility for Staal.