Marc Staal Cleared For Contact

The big news out of practice today is that Marc Staal, out all year with post-concussion symptoms, was cleared for full contact. The news on Staal is great news, but also not all that surprising. He had been making serious progress in his recovery, and had been traveling with the team and practice –in a yellow non contact jersey– for a few weeks now.

With Staal cleared for contact, his timetable for a return is now measured in days, not weeks. Considering the state of the blue line, Staal may be back sooner rather than later.

One Response to “Marc Staal Cleared For Contact”

  1. Scully says:

    He’s still AT LEAST two weeks away from being about to play 15 minutes a night let alone 25. I think he needs to be worked back into the lineup slowly. No back to backs for a few weeks etc… There’s no science as we’ve seen with Crosby but I’d still prefer the cautious approach so hopefully come April he’s the old Marc Staal.