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Marc Staal: Eye won't be the same

Updated: May 27, 2013, 5:07 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Marc Staal said he does not expect his injured right eye to ever make a full recovery, but he does expect to resume playing at the highest level possible.

The New York Rangers' 26-year-old defenseman sustained a small tear in his right eye after taking a puck to the face in a game against the Flyers March 5. He missed 27 regular-season games and 11 playoff games as a result.

"It's probably not going to be 100 percent," Staal said of his injury, "but that's ...

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