NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Marc Staal (eye) has not yet begun skating and with only 14 games remaining in the season there might not be enough time for him to be cleared and properly conditioned before the end of the season.
Brooks adds that Staal is being monitored continually and has undergone regular exams.
...got to assume the reason he hasn't been cleared is because his vision isn't at 100% yet, which is sort of scary considering this happened almost four weeks ago.
...while the Rangers defense hasn't been awful without Staal, you can see their transition from defense to offense has suffered in his absence. Lots of sloppiness coming through the neutral zone. And I don't know about you guys, but I've had enough with Hamrlik. Would rather McIlrath be called up at this point.
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