Staal update: Out indefinitely, expected to make full recovery

March 6, 2013, by

The Rangers released a statement today about the status of Marc Staal:

“Following an injury suffered in last night’s game vs. Philadelphia, Marc Staal was examined today in New York by Dr. Mark Fromer, ophthalmologist, and Dr. Mendel Markowitz, maxillofacial surgeon. ¬†The injury has improved significantly and both doctors are optimistic that Marc will make a full recovery. ¬†Staal will be sidelined indefinitely.”

Fans can exhale a bit, as it appears Staal did not suffer significant injuries after taking the puck to his eye last night. The words “out indefinitely” always scare folks, but this injury is not career threatening.

Categories : Injuries


  1. Bloomer says:

    Thanks for the update on Marc Staal. A hockey game has little importance when you see a man get badly injured.

  2. barrybeck says:

    The delay in releasing Stalls status and the limited amount of info given was poorly handled. I do not think we need any details but the players well being and severity of injury should have been quicker and better described. I don’t know Stall but I’m still concerned and as a fan I want to know the teams status just as much as I want to watch the games.