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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal celebrates after scoring a goal against the Islanders. (Mar. 30, 2010)

Marc Staal

The Rangers selected 6-4 defenseman Marc Staal 12th overall in 2005 NHL draft.
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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal, left, stick checks Buffalo
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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal, left, stick checks Buffalo Sabres right winger Drew Stafford during the 2010-11 season opener. (Oct. 9, 2010)

The Rangers' Marc Staal skates with the puck
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The Rangers' Marc Staal skates with the puck during a preseason game against the Devils at Madison Square Garden. (Sept. 23, 2010)

Islanders forward John Tavares and Rangers defenseman Marc
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Islanders forward John Tavares and Rangers defenseman Marc Staal react after Canada's 3-2 loss in the 2010 IIHF World Championships. (May 18, 2010)

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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal is chased by Kyle
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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal is chased by Kyle Okposo.

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal celebrates after scoring a
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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal celebrates after scoring a goal against the Islanders. (Mar. 30, 2010)

New York Rangers' Vinny Prospal, left, celebrates his
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New York Rangers' Vinny Prospal, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Marc Staal in the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (February 14, 2010)

BOSTON - JANUARY 09: Marc Staal #18 of
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BOSTON - JANUARY 09: Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers passes the puck as Vladimir Sobotka #60 of the Boston Bruins defends on January 9, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Rangers defeated the Bruins 3-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers
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Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers battles for the puck against Rich Peverley #47 of the Atlanta Thrashers. (January 7, 2010)

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From left, Marc Staal, Nigel Dawes and Chris
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From left, Marc Staal, Nigel Dawes and Chris Drury celebrate Drury's goal against Kevin Weekes of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. (November 12, 2008)

The Rangers' Marc Staal, left, clears a rebound
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The Rangers' Marc Staal, left, clears a rebound in front of goalie Henrik Lundqvist as Boston's Shawn Thornton (22) looks on during the third period of the Rangers' 1-0 win on Sunday. (November 1, 2009)

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Marc Staal of the Rangers is stopped by Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes. (October 26, 2009)

Ryan Carter #20 of the Anaheim Ducks takes
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Ryan Carter #20 of the Anaheim Ducks takes a shot at goal past Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers. (October 11, 2009)

New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) looks
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New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) looks at the scoreboard while the Washington Capitals rejoice after right wing Ryan Callahan scored in third period action. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 5-3, during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference playoffs on Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Madison Square Gardens in New York.

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Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes is checked by his brother Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers on January 27, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 3-2.

Marc Staal of the New York Rangers and
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Marc Staal of the New York Rangers and Roman Hamrlik of the Montreal Canadiens collide at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers' Marc Staal, left, congratulates goaltender Henrik
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The Rangers' Marc Staal, left, congratulates goaltender Henrik Lundqvist after their 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators Saturday.

Nick Foligno of the Ottawa Senators and Marc
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Nick Foligno of the Ottawa Senators and Marc Staal of the New York Rangers fight for a loose puck during their game at Madison Square Garden Saturday night.

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