Update: 11:19AM: Strang says that she can confirm that Staal has been cleared for this.
Brooks writes that the Rangers will not be issuing updates on Staal during his recovery process and that “it remains unclear whether Staal will be able to play this season.”
While the approval to begin light activity implies that Staal was symptom-free while sedentary, there is obviously no guarantee he will remain so as he exercises.
There is no timetable whatsoever attached to this recovery period.
It is all about baby steps with Staal. I want to believe that he will be back this season, but it seems like it will be a while if at all. At least this is some progress though.