New York Rangers Marc Staal Back At Practice

New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal was back on the ice on Tuesday, cleared to practice for the first time since taking a puck to the eye on March 5.

After doing some skating, Staal spoke with the media for the first time since the injury and explained how he hopes to be able to return before the season ends on April 27 and be ready should the Rangers make the playoffs. While he is hopeful, there is no official timetable for a return yet.

Considering Staal just returned to skating, he’s not going to be ready to resume playing quite yet. He said that while the fractures have pretty much healed, his vision is still an issue. Specifically, he does not have his peripheral vision back in his injured eye, scarily similar to what Chris Pronger said about his eye injury.

Source: Brian Stubits, CBS Sports