Marc Staal returned to Rangers practice today and spoke about the back spams that have been bothering him lately. (NYR)
Staal said that things have really "calmed down" the last 4-5 days and that he plans to play tomorrow unless something unexpectedly goes "drastically wrong."
He said that he felt good going through drills today and asked if he was concerned about the issue said "when it happened the first time I wasn't quite over it yet and then I got sick there and dehydrated and laying in bed for 24 hours. It just flared up on me again but I think we are over the hump and confident that it's behind us."
On the injury, Staal said "It's the spine, where if it's a little out of line and something happens and it moves where it doesn't want me to move it spasms up on me and the muscles lock up and I can't put my socks on in the morning. It's gotten way better in the last four days."