According to Nick Kypreos at Sportsnet, the Rangers believe that Marc Staal may be able to return to the lineup before the end of the regular season.
Kypreos said that the Rangers are hoping that Staal will be on the ice within 7-10 days.
He said, “In a perfect world they think he could get in a few games before the regular season finishes. If the Rangers can close this thing out, they really think he will be ready for the first round of the playoffs. The results in the last little while have been very promising in terms of the eye making great progress.”