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Rangers sit Marc Staal

Updated: September 18, 2011, 6:44 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Given the frightening toll concussions have taken in the NHL -- including the game's biggest superstar Sidney Crosby -- the Rangers are playing it safe with top defenseman Marc Staal.

The team is holding him out of scrimmages for post-concussion-like symptoms as a precaution.

Staal's issues stem from a hit sustained during a game last February. The offender? His own brother, Eric, who plays for the Carolina Hurricanes.

"He can skate, he's cleared for ...

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