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Tortorella on Staal’s eye injury: ‘It’s scary’

Mar 5, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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Specifics are scarce so far on Marc Staal‘s condition after taking a puck to/near his eye on Tuesday.

New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella seems like he’s in the same boat as everyone else.

“It’s scary,” Tortorella said.

Fellow defenseman Ryan McDonagh agreed with Tortorella that it was scary, noting to Blueshirts United’s Jim Cerny that “you could tell how much pain he was in immediately.”

There’s no word yet on whether Staal, 26, will go to the hospital for treatment and evaluation. We’ll provide a more substantial update once they become available.

The Rangers won tonight’s game 4-2 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

  1. ironcity6pak - Mar 6, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Had to of needed stitches, hockey players are some tough sons of B’s get better saaly.

  2. johnstone17 - Mar 6, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    I won’t be shocked to hear he has a fractured orbital bone.

  3. coronakid76 - Mar 6, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Flyers “D” Men never hit the target (if they do it was luck)….They always shoot “HIGH AND WIDE”…I’m tired of hearing Jim Jackson say “Missed the Target, High and Wide” and Clement follow with “You gotta hit the net….”….Ugh….Never safe in front of the net for any player, including our own (ie. Simmonds). Even though this was a double deflection…..Size – Check, Strength – Check, Accuracy – Ehhhhh maybe it will develop.

    Hope this is not Career Threatening for Staal….Would hate to see it be another Pronger type Injury (at this or any stage of his career).

    Such a frustrating team to love…..That’s why us Philly fans are crazy…..2 goals allowed on shift changes!!! C’mon on now….Fool me once shame on you! Fool me twice shame on me. Like watching Pee Wee hockey sometimes with the rookie mistakes being made (Pops Xanax).

  4. buddysguys - Mar 6, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    is it the scariest injury he’s ever seen?

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