CALGARY -- Despite the fact that the vision in Marc Staal's right eye remains slightly blurry and always may be, the New York Rangers defenseman is proclaiming himself 100 percent healthy and ready to rediscover his All-Star form starting at training camp in September.
"The eye is still not normal, but I feel back to normal," Staal told NHL.com Tuesday at Canada Olympic orientation camp. "I don't see myself having any issues once camp starts. It'll be good to get into camp to get that timing and feeling back, but I'm excited for that to get that started, get that rolling."
Staal suffered a right-eye injury at Madison Square Garden on March 5, when a slap shot from Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen was deflected and struck him just above the eye, flush into the area slightly below his eyebrow.