Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 10/31/11

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)
Steve Zipay tweets that today a Rangers spokesperson said there is no update on Marc Staal's condition.

Meanwhile, Jay Leonard at the Daily News says the fact that John Tortorella did not mention Staal's name once during his public comments on Tim Erixon's assignment and Michael Del Zotto's hip ailment (he'll play tonight) yesterday speaks volumes that more than three weeks into the season, the Rangers All Star defenseman seems to not even be in the discussion.

...we talk about the impact bringing Avery up to the Rangers will have, but there is nothing that will have a bigger effect on the Blueshirts than a return of Staal.

...having said that, I think Rangers fans need to prepare themselves for Staal not being with this team until at least after the All Start break maybe even the entire season.

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