Marc Staal 'back to normal'

August, 28, 2013
Even though the stalemate between the Rangers and unsigned restricted free agent Derek Stepan continues, Ranger fans can breathe a little easier knowing their top blue-liner is fully recovered.

Following a harrowing eye injury that sidelined Marc Staal for half the season, the 26-year-old defenseman is back in action for Team Canada's Olympic camp and feeling well.

"Everything's back to normal and I'm feeling really good," Staal said, according to's Pierre Lebrun.

Read the rest on the Cross Checks blog here.'s Craig Custance also has a good piece on the Rangers' identity under new head coach Alain Vigneault. He checks in with captain Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan here (Insider).
Katie Strang covers the NHL for She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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