At Canadian Olympic orientation camp in Calgary, Marc Staal has been discussing his successful recovery from a devastating eye injury last season (via ESPN)…
"I have no limitations at all. It's been a great summer of training,” Staal said. "Physically from the time I was cleared to start working out, there wasn't anything I couldn't do as far as physically getting ready. So that part of it has been really good this summer, just getting into shape, getting stronger and getting ready for the season."
He then added this (via NHL.com)…
"The eye is still not normal, but I feel back to normal. I don't see myself having any issues once camp starts. It'll be good to get into camp to get that timing and feeling back, but I'm excited for that to get that started, get that rolling."
Staal says he practiced on the ice this summer with borthers Eric and Jordan without any complications.
…this is such a huge lift for the team. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect from Staal this season, so to hear that he has no limitations is a huge relief and has me through the roof excited for the up-coming year.
…now that Staal's healthy along with Del Zotto hopefully being revitalized under AV and the continued development of Moore, the Rangers could have one of the deepest (don't forget Girardi & McD) and skilled bluelines in the NHL this season.