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Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

Marc Staal in warmups, Ryane Clowe not

It appeares that Marc Staal, who has been recovering from blurred vision in his right eye which was struck by a deflected puck March 5, will play his first game after missing 29.

Before the game, Staal was activated from injured reserve and took warmups, skating with Anton Stralman on the third pair. Staal had said he would not be ready until he felt comfortable after a couple consecutive practices. Steve Eminger, as mentioned on this blog this monring, is apparently the scratch.

Ryan Clowe, believed to have a concussion from a high hit in Carolina, did not take warmups and likely will miss his fourth consecutive game.

Warmup lines: Nash-Stepan-Callahan; Hagelin-Richards-Zuccarello; Pyatt-Brassard-Dorsett; Powe-Boyle-Asham.

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