Mar. 21, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Clarke MacArthur (16) talks with a teammate during a stoppage in play against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Injury Update: Staal, Pitkanen, MacArthur, Komarov and McLaren


Mar. 5, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) skates off the ice with a trainer after getting hit in the face with a puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Rangers won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Marc Staal is said to be working out off-ice at the New York Rangers practice facility. There is also a new helmet with a visor in his stall. Staal took a puck to the eye in the Rangers game against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 5. No news on when he will be returning but the fact that he is working out is a good sign.

Joni Pitkanen will be out of the Carolina Hurricanes lineup for the next 10-12 weeks with a broken heel bone. He sustained this injury in last night’s game against the Washington Capitals during the second period.


Clarke MacArthur was purposefully pushed around today in Toronto Maple Leafs practice to test his upper body injury. After practice he told James Mirtle that he is ready to go for tomorrow night’s game. Mark Masters said that Leo Komarov also hopes to be playing in tomorrow night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers but that decision is up to the coach. Frazer McLaren wasn’t in practice today. The media initially thought it was due to trade but it has been recently reported that he was out with flu-like symptoms. There is no word yet as to whether his illness will keep him out of tomorrow night’s game.

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