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by Paul on 04/09/13 at 02:42 PM ET
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
If he had to do it all over again, Marc Staal would have been wearing a visor when a shot by Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Kimmo Timonen crashed into his right eye on Mar. 5. While he was fortunate to escape a career-threatening eye injury, the New York Rangers defenceman suffered facial fractures and still does not know when he can play again because his vision is not yet fully restored.
“It was the first thing that went through my mind when I hit the ice,” Staal said Tuesday in his first public statements since the injury. “I should have been wearing a visor. But hindsight is 20/20.
Like his brothers Eric and Jordan, who play for the Carolina Hurricanes and who both were frightened into wearing visors after the youngest Staal was injured, Marc will wear a visor when he returns to the Rangers lineup. Just when that will be is not certain, although there is speculation he could be ready for the NHL playoffs at the end of the month.
added 3:52pm, Watch below as Marc Staal answers some questions from the media today...
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