2/7/18 | 11:59AM: Alain Vigneualt said on Wednesday that Staal is still dealing with issues related to his neck injury. (NYR)
2/5/18 | 6:38PM: Alain Vigneault said earlier today that Staal was at the team hotel and that he won't know the severity of the injury until Staal is checked out by the Rangers doctors.
12:52PM: The Rangers have announced that Marc Staal is dealing with a "cervical strain" as a result of the hit from Alexei Emelin on Saturday in Nashville.
Staal went immediately to the Rangers locker room and no penalty or supplemental discipline was assessed.
- He played 8:50 in the game, 6:33 in the first and 2:17 in the second.
On MSG, Dave Maloney said of hit on Staal, "I thought that the Emelin hit with Staal, unfortunately for Marc he got himself into a bit of an awkward spot. He looked like he was on his way down and then comes Emelin. The point of contact looked to be shoulder to head, head to glass and I think you can make the case that he was off the ice at the point of contact. That one I think is 50/50."