Statement Regarding Marc Staal

 

Late Wednesday afternoon the Rangers released the following statement regarding the injury suffered by defenseman Marc Staal during the third period of Tuesday's game against the Flyers at Madison Square Garden:
 

"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."

 
There is no further word or update on Staal at this time. Staal was hit in the face by a puck deflected off the stick of Philly's Jakub Voracek at 5:45 of the third period of the Rangers eventual 4-2 victory. He was treated on the ice by trainer Jim Ramsay and escorted immediately to the dressing room.
 
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