Found January 02, 2012 on Washington Times:
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 Marc Staal To Play In Winter Classic

After missing the first 36 games of the 2011-12 season dealing with concussion issues, Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will make his debut in today's Winter Classic game.  Dan Rosen at reports that Staal will be paired with Bickel which means that Jeff Woywitka will be scratched. Interesting to see Staal being put in the lineup today to say he is healthy enough to play...

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! 

Rangers' Tortorella on D Staal: 'Nothing has changed'

New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will not be making his season debut in the Winter Classic. Rangers coach John Tortorella ruled the 24-year-old blue-liner out of Monday's game against the Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park. "Nothing has changed," Tortorella said of Staal, who did practice on Sunday. "Just because we skated...

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.

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.

Rangers’ defenseman Michael Del Zotto stepping up in the absence of Marc Staal

PHILADELPHIA — A year ago the Pittsburgh Penguins' Jordan Staal came back from injury just in time for the Winter Classic. This year, brother Marc likely won't be so lucky. Only recently cleared for contact after a lengthy battle with post-concussion syndrome, New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will be ...

Rangers' Tortorella apologizes for Classic rant

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella apologized for his postgame comments about the officiating in Monday's Winter Classic.

UPDATED: Rangers Tortorella Fined $30,000 For Post-Winter Classic Comments

UPDATE: According to several media outlets, Tortorella has been fined $30,000 by the NHL for his comments following Monday's Winter Classic. This is a rather stiff fine for the NHL as far as coaches are concerned, where most of referee-related comments usually come with a $10,000 price tag. Tortorella has since apologized for his comments, and stated that he felt they...

Marc Staal is your Winter Classic feel-good concussion story

PHILADELPHIA — When asked after the New York Rangers' practice on Sunday whether injured defenseman Marc Staal would play in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic, Coach John Tortorella said "no, nothing's changed with Mark. Same lineup tomorrow for this team." Then Sunday dinner happened. That's when Tortorella said he was given the green light from his trainer and...

These Blueshirts Are for Real

As the New York Rangers get set to kick of 2012, it might be safe to say that these New York Rangers are for real. Both team general manager Glen Sather and team head coach John Tortorella had a vision for this team and for once, it was the same. As such, the product on the ice has been quite successful this season so far. The Rangers’ identity is one that is hard-working, competitive...

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...

For young fan, it's all Rangers

What most people don’t know, though, is that when Del Zotto was first demoted, John Tortorella received a phone call. It was from Liam Traynor, a 9-year-old Rangers fan with cerebral palsy, who had the coach’s phone number and used it to advocate for his friend, who just happens to be a professional hockey player.
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