Marc Staal resumes skating

December, 22, 2013
12/22/13
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Injured defenseman Marc Staal skated on his own Saturday for the first time since suffering a concussion in a game against the New Jersey Devils December 7.

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.

In other Rangers news, backup netminder Cam Talbot will get the start Sunday vs. the Minnesota Wild.
Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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