Nov 7, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT
“I wouldn’t say it has kept me awake at night, but it’s tough,” Eric Staal said. “If I could take it back I probably wouldn’t hit him knowing where we’ve gone and what has gone on since then. But it was one of those plays, bang-bang, happens so quickly, and I hit him hard.”
He sure did. Eric said that was the hardest he ever hit Marc – and that goes way back to their childhoods in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The most pertinent piece of information might be that Eric said that Marc isn’t close to a return, as the New York Rangers defenseman continues to deal with headaches when he pushes the pace of his workouts.
We’ll keep you updated on what might be a “slow process” for Marc Staal, which might just cause a few sleepless nights for the Rangers’ brass.
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