Buzz: The Rangers And Marc Staal Are Getting Close….(Updates)

Update: 7:02PM:

Jesse Spector in the Daily News jumps on the “close to signing” bandwagon for Marc Staal and his source tells him that deadlines, like Friday for training camp, “bring clarity to the situation”

Update: 2:30PM:

LeBrun writes at ESPN.com that the two sides were “fairly close”

Original Post: 11:21PM:

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Last week there were reports of the same nature, first from Canada and then from some of the Rangers reporters

…I think he gets into camp by Friday or on Friday. If Staal isn’t in Rangers camp by the end of next weekend, I would be surprised. John Tortorella doesn’t want him around if he isn’t signed and said during the MSG preview show that every day Staal misses hurts his development.

Last Friday LeBrun predicted that Staal would sign within seven days