7:05PM: Elliotte Friedman writes that the news he is hearing about Staal is "positive" and that he should be good for the playoffs.
3:19PM: Alain Vigneualt said that Eric was held out as a precaution and that "he should be fine." (NYR)
2:35PM: The Rangers have announced that Eric Staal will not return to today's game after he suffered an injury late in the second period.
Eric was down on the ice for a while being tended to by the Rangers trainer and team doctor before getting up and skating with help to the Rangers locker room.
It appeared that Jesper Fast's backside made contact with Eric as he was down on one knee battling for the puck in the faceoff circle.