Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 12/23/11

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)
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Marc Staal will reassess with doctors beginning on Monday when he could be able to take contact in practice.

...wow, I've got to be honest I never thought this decision would be made so soon.

...i really felt he was going to end up sitting out the entire season. If he gets the go ahead he could be back in a few weeks.

...i know some Rangers fans are concerned that he might end up coming back too early but I have all the confidence in the world in the Rangers training staff and there's no way they'd take a chance with him.

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