Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 12/18/11

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04: Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers celebrates against the Washington Capitals on February 4, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants gives us this optimistic view of Marc Staal's possible return from post concussion syndrome...

"The upside for the Rangers is that Staal continues to skate hard without setbacks and is intensifying his off-ice workouts to regain strength and conditioning. He's still out indefinitely but the signs are definitely there that he'll be able to return to the Rangers' lineup, possibly still with a good portion of the season left to be played."

...i'm not going to get too excited about this until I see his name penciled into the line-up. And even then, after seeing what just happened to Crosby I'm not sure how comfortable I'm going to be with him out there.

...having said that, it's real encouraging to see Staal recovering so nicely.

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