With everything so negative going on around the Rangers these days, it's nice to get some positive news as Marc Staal is said to be recovering nicely from his concussion (Via Blueshirts United)...
"He's doing well," head coach Alain Vigneault said of Staal. "He's been doing off-ice conditioning the last three days. As far as I know he's been doing real well. I'm not exactly sure what the next steps are, but he's been working out off the ice here."
According to the Rangers, there is no official timetable for Staal to return to the ice at this point in time.
...i guess this is better than hearing he's sitting in a dark room by himself.
...assuming the Rangers are going to be extra slow and careful with his recovery. Every precaution must be made. Although with the Rangers medical staff you never know. He could be back out there on Sunday still concussed.
...from what I can remember (man, I was drunk last night at the game), besides the homerun hit that McIlrath whiffed on, he looked decent. Sure, his skating isn't very good and he's not going to dazzle you on offense, but that's not why he was drafted or currently on the roster. He added some edge and proved his hockey intelligence as he was able to provoke Dubinsky into a penalty, while not having to drop the gloves. Although, I wouldn't have minded seeing him pound on someone. Now that the nervousness of his debut is past him, I expect an even better McIlrath on Sunday.
Not only are the Canucks winning hockey games... but CHRIS HIGGINS, would be the leading goal scorer on our hockey team... Sather is a genius
Stall, girardi, callahan, delz.Think of the prospects and draft picks we can get! Just do it now before they prove they suck even more and get hurt again! Of course, we have to wait till stall gets better before we send him to carolina for a first round pick and a prospect. These guys get our hopes up everytime then get hurt. Except for girardi, he doesnt get hurt but he seems like hes on the steep decline and his trade value is probably at its peak (torts). They are not contributing anyway so it is not like we will do worse. At least we can be garuanteed to be better in the future.
That's good about Staal, once you reach a certain point any concussion will bring upon PCS so maybe he's not there yet, which would be great news. Must have been a very slight concussion but still you worry about these guys getting TBI later on in life from multiple head traumas. Let him take his sweet time coming back as he obviously has not fully recovered from his past concussions and/or eye injury. He's now a shell of the player who was going toe to toe with Ovi just 2 seasons ago, but I'm not sorprised after almost losing an eye. these traumas get in your head and can effect your game and that seems to not be well understood or addressed in this league (of course I don't travel with the team so I cannot know this for sure) - not too unlike Boyle never returning to full form after the Neil hit. More emphasis should be put on psychology in this game and any team that does that is going to have an edge IMO.
I'd love to see this organization take a chance on these young guys and trust them with more frequent call ups and a few more minutes. Glad the Undertaker had a decent debut.
Hope he is healthy as a horse, and finishes the season strong and enjoys the rest of his career in... Carolina. Absolutely love his game when healthy. Just can't stay on the ice. Not his fault, but part of being a good player, is playing.
@TheNYRBlog because they're not doing anything good WITH him out there either. Definitely no need to rush him back & risk health