Found January 04, 2012 on Ranger Nation:
PLAYERS: Marc Staal
TEAMS: New York Rangers
… this is great news.  It’s definitely going to take him a few games to show the Marc Staal everyone is used to, but having him back on the ice is a HUGE boost for the Rangers defense. 

Photoshop The Rangers: Marc Staal Celebrates Return With Teammates

… HAHAHA! EPIC!!!! I would love to get a poster of this picture made. Amazing.  Remember to go check out the AMAZING work of Photoshop the Rangers. They are pro’s! 

Staal unexpectedly returns to Rangers lineup

PHILADELPHIA – Just a few hours before the puck dropped on this year’s Winter Classic, the New York Rangers announced that defenseman Marc Staal would be making his return from a concussion that has kept him out of the lineup all season. It was a decision that was somewhat unexpected after head coach John Tortorella said on Sunday that there wouldn’t be any lineup changes...

Marc Staal Returns Today

As speculated by myself yesterday and debated between myself and Chris today, defenseman Marc Staal will return to the lineup today for the Winter Classic. He will play on the third pairing with Stu Bickel. No word on who will sit, but my hunch is either Ryan McDonagh (flu) or Jeff Woywitka (healthy). This is big news for the Rangers, who have been without Staal the entire season...

Rangers' Marc Staal returns for Winter Classic

PHILADELPHIA — On Sunday, John Tortorella insisted his New York Rangers' lineup was going to be the same. No Marc Staal, who hadn't played since April 23 because of post-concussion syndrome. Monday afternoon, that all changed. Staal will make his season debut on the grand stage of the Winter Classic ...

Rangers Now Say Staal Will Return in Winter Classic

Marc Staal will return from his season-long concussion injury to play in the Winter Classic on Monday afternoon.

Staal returning to Rangers for Winter Classic

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal made his season debut in the Winter Classic against the Flyers.

Staal returns as Torts has change of heart

One week after Marc Staal was cleared for contact in practice, the Blueshirts announced that their All-Star defenseman would return to the lineup in the NHL's marquee regular season event.

Rangers D Staal returns from injury for Classic

New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal made his return to the lineup after a nearly yearlong absence from a concussion.

Why Now?

From Katie Strang at New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will make his season debut in the Winter Classic against the Philadelphia Flyers. Coach John Tortorella delivered the surprising news just hours before the league’s annual outdoor game, after telling reporters Sunday that Staal would not be available to play. While it was great to hear that Staal is...

Thursday (1/5/12) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers' Marc Staal ready to play full-time, but will need some restNew York Post - Rangers vowing to avoid letdownNewsday - Tortorella sorry for Winter Classic commentsRemember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Rangers’ Staal sees limited action later in game

Marc Staal led Rangers’ defensemen with 7:10 of ice time during the first period of last night’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Panthers at the Garden, but the alternate captain played 5:41 the remainder of the match in his second game after missing the first 36 suffering...

Winter Classic = Success!

By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)   Photo Courtesy of Getty Images It was cold; it was intense; and it lived up to its hype. The 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic was one that many will most likely never forget. After the initial 1 p.m. start time was pushed back to 3 p.m. due to weather conditions, there were concerns that the ice wouldn’t be up to par. But let...
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