Staal (back) will be a game-time decision on Saturday afternoon.
Staal has missed the last two games with a back injury, but is listed as a game-time decision for Saturday’s game in Detroit. Monitor his status a few hours prior to the 2 p.m. ET puck-drop. Staal has 13 points (2G / 11A) in 62 games this season.
Staal (lower-body) will return to the Rangers lineup on Thursday.
Steal was scratched prior to Tuesday’s loss in New Jersey, but will play tonight in St. Loius. Steal has 13 points (2G / 11A) in 58 games this season and with his return, Brady Skjei was sent back to Hartford (AHL).
The Rangers and defenseman Marc Staal have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension.
Terms were not disclosed, but ESPN.com reported a six-year extension with average annual value of $5.7 million, a full no-trade clause in the first three years and a full-no movement clause. Staal, who would have been an unrestricted free agent on July 1, has two goals and six assists in 42 games this season. The No. 12 pick in the 2005 NHL Draft has 29 goals and 119 points in 503 regular-season games.