Found December 26, 2011 on Yahoo! Sports:
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Injured New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal was cleared for contact, and took a few bumps on the ice from his teammates as he continues his recovery from a concussion. Staal, who will turn 25 in January, has been out all season because of the effects of a concussion sustained in February when he was hit by his brother, Eric, of the Carolina Hurricanes.
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