Found October 05, 2011 on
BY KYLE BAUER
Today, New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather informed the New York media that defenseman Marc Staal will miss at least the first month of the season with concussion-like symptoms.
Staal joins the list of fellow all-stars Sidney Crosby and Marc Savard who have struggled to recover from concussions. His concussion was believed to be suffered when his brother–Carolina Hurricanes center– Eric, collided with him during a Feb. 22 game. Staal continued to play after the hit, finishing the season only missing five games. According to Rangers GM Glen Sather, Staal will miss at least the first month of the season.
Over the summer, Staal began to develop severe headaches and was unable to get through a work out. He has reported moments of progression, but with the levity of the Sidney Crosby situation, the Rangers are treating head injuries with as much delicacy as possible.
“Doctors have said that it could be a week, but it could also be a month. I wish we...
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from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, The Rangers expect to be a formidable team this year, there’s no question about that. They believe to a man that that they should battle for a top-four seed in the East rather than seventh or eighth. Marc Staal is down for an indefinite period of time, but every team has to deal with significant injuries and every team has to deal with adversity...
The Rangers defense did not look good against Zug – an understatement. It hasn’t looked particularly good throughout the European tour in all honesty. So much of that has to do with the absence of Marc Staal which will now stretch in to the regular season. It also has to do with Mike Sauer of course. The Rangers’ defense is patched up and will be for a little while longer and...
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Tim Erixon has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), while forward Sean Avery has been assigned to Connecticut. In addition, defenseman Marc Staal has been placed on injured reserve. Erixon, 20, registered two assists with a [...]
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Marc Staal skated Friday with the AHL's Connecticut Whale, his first time on ice since flying to Buffalo on Monday to see a specialist for a cortisone shot in his neck.
But the Rangers' All-Star defenseman is unsure whether he's clear of the headaches that have plagued him since the summer and confirmed to The Record they do stem from the hit he took...
New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal, who is still suffering from headaches stemming from a February concussion, will not join the team in Europe, coach John Tortorella said Monday.
Sean Avery, Stu Bickel and Brendan Bell all cleared waivers today after the New York Rangers put them out there for any other NHL franchise to take them. Avery was assigned to the Connecticut Whale, while Bickel and Bell will remain on the active roster for the time being.
To make room, on the active roster to keep Bickel and Bell while also recalling Tim Erixon the team officially...
Still suffering from headaches stemming from a February concussion, Marc Staal will not be joining the Rangers as they continue their European tour.
Coach John Tortorella made the announcement after his team's 8-4 preseason loss in Switzerland yesterday to EV Zug.
Staal will miss the Rangers' regular-season opener against the Kings on Friday in Stockholm and the following...
Here’s what the Rangers line combinations are expected to look like today Dubinsky-Richards-Gaborik Fedotenko-Anisimov-Callahan Wolski-Stepan-Zuccarello Prust-Boyle-Rupp Girardi-McDonagh Sauer-Del Zotto Eminger-Erixon Lundqvist Very interested to see how the top line does with Dubinsky on the left wing. Also will be interesting to see how the Rangers respond on defense without...
While some were shocked when the New York Rangers waived Sean Avery earlier this week, the writing has been on the wall for this move over the past year, at least. In the best case scenario there is a lack of trust between coach John Tortorella and Avery and at worst it is a personal problem between the two men. That is why Larry Brooks reporting in the New York Post that GM...
STOCKHOLM -- The Rangers face the prospect of playing perhaps the first month of the NHL season without Marc Staal, general manager Glen Sather told The Post yesterday as his team skated here in full prep mode for tomorrow's season opener against the Kings at the Globe Arena.
The New York Rangers have their opening day lineup set for when they take on the Los Angeles Kings on Friday afternoon in Sweden, and as expected, it doesn’t include Sean Avery, who was reassigned to the AHL’s Connecticut Whale after failing to make the team out of training camp,… read more.
The Blueshirts placed All-Star defenseman Marc Staal on seven-day injured reserve Wednesday, and recalled 20-year-old rookie defenseman Tim Erixon from their AHL affiliate to set their 23-man roster for Friday's opener against the Kings. They also assigned winger Sean Avery to Hartford of the AHL.
STOCKHOLM — Facing the prospect of perhaps playing the first month of the season without Marc Staal, the Rangers have reopened discussions with 32-year-old free agent defenseman Paul Mara, The Post has learned.
If a contract agreement is reached, the idea would be for Mara, who played 156 games for the...
New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather has stated that recently waived winger Sean Avery could return to the team in a potential call-up if he goes to the AHL, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. “Of course we could recall him if he’s in Hartford and earns that,” Sather said as [...]
There is no way to prepare for the absence of an All-Star
defender like Marc Staal from your lineup.
The combination of the level he plays at, the competition he shuts down
and the sheer number of minutes that he eats makes him one of the most valuable
New York Rangers. However, that is the
situation before the Rangers now and the question is not about if they have to...