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The Rangers Tribune:
As I added into this morning's article on Brad Richards, defenseman Marc Staal has been cleared for light physical activity by his concussion specialist according to Larry Brooks in the New York Post. Staal, as you know, has been on shutdown for the past month after suffering from relapse post-concussion symptoms in training camp back in September. That means he hasn't been able to workout or skate for the past four weeks, but after his visit to Dr. Cantu in Boston on Tuesday, that all changes.
Marc is now allowed to engage in light physical activity, which likely means he will begin to get himself back into game-shape in the gym. While working out was when Staal experienced symptoms over the summer, so his reaction to these workouts will be critical in developing a timetable for his return -- there is none at the moment.
That being said, the Rangers and Marc will want to take this slowly. If he is pushed too far, it could cause a setback and the headaches could return. That would absolutely eliminate any chance he has of being able to play this season, which is a chance the team wishes to preserve right now. Therefore it may be a few weeks until Marc hits the ice in practice. We could see him skate on his own in the early going, but he won't be put in any position where he will come into physical contact on the ice for quite a while.
So while this doesn't guarantee a return anytime soon, it's still good news for the Rangers' number one defenseman. He's making strides on the path to recovery and you can only hope that he gets through these workouts symptom-free and potentially prepares himself to return to the lineup before the season's end.
By the way, this situation will be especially difficult to forecast since the Rangers have stated that they will not be providing the media with any updates on Staal's condition during the recovery process. For this reason is why I waited to make a post about the Staal news today, because I figured coach Tortorella would be discussing the issue following practice. That didn't happen and probably never will, though.
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There has been very little news on Marc Staal over the past few months, and even less that was good, but today is a glimmer of hope for the New York Rangers All-Star defenseman. Larry Brooks at the New York Post
reports that concussion specialist Dr. Robert
Cantu cleared Staal for light physical activity following his Tuesday examination. This is a positive step after Cantu...
Per Larry Brooks, there is good news on the Marc Staal injury front. Staal has been cleared for “light physical activity”, which is a step in the right direction for his overall healing process. Out for the entire season thus far with post concussion symptoms, Staal had experienced major headaches after tough workouts in the preseason, and was forced to completely shut it down...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Marc Staal has been given approval to begin light physical activity following his examination by concussion specialist Dr. Robert Cantu in Boston on Tuesday.Brooks adds that the Rangers will not be issuing updates on Staal's health status during the recovery process and it remains unclear whether he'll be able to play this season...
New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal has been cleared for light physical activity, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com
We are nearing the end of the first quarter of the 2011-12 hockey season, and granted the Rangers still have to face the Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins in the coming weeks before the quarter closes, but I think it's safe to say that, so far, this season has been a success for the Blueshirts after their turnaround. A large part of that success...
Loved this pic of Brad Richards celebrating his game winning goal against the Islanders last night while the Rangers bench erupts in the background and Islanders players look like they're attending a funeral...Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Brad Richards's goal with just under five minutes to play helped the Rangers win their seventh straight game.
Brad Richards' go-ahead goal with 4:55 remaining snapped a tie and sent the New York Rangers to their seventh straight victory, 4-2 over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Brad Richards' go-ahead goal with 4:55 remaining snapped a tie and sent the Rangers to their seventh straight victory, 4-2 over the Islanders on Tuesday night.
Brad Richards is taking to life as a big star in New York quite well.
He's showing up in Page Six for squiring starlets around town on his nights off and leading the Rangers to wins when he's working, something that's known as Jetering around these parts. Well, it's not really known as Jetering, but it should be especially when the Rangers are as hot as they are right...
The Rangers let two leads slip away in a physical game at Nassau Coliseum Tuesday night, but Brad Richards buried a slap shot off an assist from Brandon Dubinsky late in the third period to break the tie, and the Blueshirts went on to defeat the Islanders, 4-2, for their seventh straight win.
Brad Richards broke a 2-2 tie late in the third period and Ryan Callahan added some insurance as the Rangers won their seventh straight.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Brad Richards' go-ahead goal with 4:55 remaining snapped a tie and sent the New York Rangers to their seventh straight victory, 4-2 over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Richards broke a 2-2 tie, and Ryan Callahan...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Brad Richards' go-ahead goal with 4:55 remaining snapped a tie and sent the New York Rangers to their
seventh straight victory, 4-2 over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
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The old-school pictures of Coach K are awesome. The next question is; do you think this record is safe? I really can’t see anyone touching this for a long, long, long time. And if it is broken, let’s hope that it’s not done by a guy like John Calipari or Rick Pitino.
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