Provided no hiccups, NYR figuing Staal to miss another 2-3 weeks.— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) March 11, 2013
...unreal news if this report is true. Assuming most Rangers fans, including myself, expected a lot longer after watching Staal rolling around in agony.
...how is a Bruins beat guy reporting this and the Rangers guys aren't?
I guess I'm an exception because when he went down I did not think it would be a long injury, in fact I was thinking 2 or 3 weeks so I'm looking to see him back in about 10 days myself. The thing that could blow this prediction apart is if he comes down with post concussion symptoms being as he had a bad concussion already. Keeping my fingers crossed, i think most would agree that he was playing his best hockey before he went down.
Really great news. When I heard one of the attending physicians was a surgeon, I though broken orbital or cheekbone. Hopefully that's not the case and he won't need a cage.
@BobGroder Andrew Gross says Rangers wouldn't confirm or deny the report: http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/rangerrants/a_staal_timetable/
@TheNYRBlog I was wondering if any news on Staal would be available. Hope its true. we'll all be happy to have him back and injury free!
@TheNYRBlog Well, this Monday has already peaked!!
If this is true it is great news, there was potential for him to be out the entire season with what happened to him... I really hope he is able to skate though during those 2 weeks so he can stay conditioned, I don't see why not if it is an eye injury, but you never know
That last question is why I refuse to get my hopes up. I mean I really, really hope it's true simply for Marc but the fact that no one but a Bruins beat writer is saying it... I need to hear from someone else before I believe it.
@Melissa (blknblueshirts) Wish Dupont would have revealed his source.
@TheNYRBlog Good for him, hopefully he wont feel any after affects on the ice.
@TheNYRBlog with a shield godammit.
I'm very hopeful, yet skeptical. If he comes back that quickly, I'll be convinced Staal has Wolverine-like healing powers.
@TheNYRBlog Good to hear. Just have to hold down the fort without him.