Not sure of the ramifications of this announcement, but just got this from the Rangers:
“Marc Staal will be reporting to Hartford and skating with the Connecticut Whale tomorrow.”
I imagine that John Tortorella or the team will have more explanation for this later on from Prague. Check the Twitter widget for details ——>
UPDATE: I didn’t mean to imply that Staal to Connecticut means anything other than this: He’s not in Europe with the team, so he’s going to skate with the Whale.
But I’m guessing that they don’t feel he’s ready to play in games … or it’s possible they don’t want him on a long flight because of his symptoms.