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Eric Staal’s Not So Great Time With The New York Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Eric Staal has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in 11 games as a Ranger, having gone seven straight since his lone goal in blue on March 6 against the Islanders.

But Alain Vigneault volunteered for a fair measure of blame for the center’s lack of production since coming to Broadway from Carolina in the Feb. 28 deal that beat the deadline clock by one day.

“I haven’t put him in ideal situations — it’s my fault,” said the coach, whose team faces the Bruins at the Garden on Wednesday. “I’ve been moving personnel around trying to find the right chemistry with the lines.”

Staal has played with five different sets of wingers. Vigneault broke up the successful Staal-berg Connection featuring No. 12 between wingers Oscar Lindberg and Viktor Stalberg after three games in order to accommodate Rick Nash’s return to the lineup after a six-week absence.

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