Rangers’ Staal Says Eye Injury ‘Way Better’

M Staal_2013New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal said Thursday he is entering training camp much improved from an eye injury than when he tried to come back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season.

“I’m more adapted to it and a lot more used to it,” Staal said. “The vision hasn’t changed much, but the perception, what I’m seeing on the ice, has [gotten] way better than when I was trying to come back in the playoffs a few months ago, so that’s a big step for me.”

Staal sustained a serious injury to his right eye March 5 when he was struck in the area by a shot from Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen.

Staal missed the remainder of the regular season but came back to play with a visor in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals. He played 17 minutes but had a setback the next day and was done for the season.

Source: Pro Hockey Talk

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