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The Rangers received a lift even before the drop of the opening faceoff, as defenseman Marc Staal rejoined the lineup after missing two months with an eye injury. The announcement of him dressing, as well as the first time he touched the puck, were met with rounds of applause from the fans in attendance.
After the game, Staal met with reporters to discuss the adjustments he has to deal with following the injury, what he may have saw from watching the opening two games of the series, his excitement for getting back on the ice and his overall game.
Watch Staal meet with the media, then welcome him back in the comments below.