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The Rangers announced the development via their official Twitter account, adding that Staal skated again Sunday.
This is a good sign for Staal, who missed substantial time (36 games) in 2011-12 with the lingering effects of a concussion. The 26-year-old blue-liner also sat out more than half of last season with a serious eye injury.
There is no timetable yet for Staal, though the next step -- barring any setbacks -- will likely be him rejoining the team for practice while he works on his conditioning.