Marc Staal has had a roller coaster of a 2019-20 campaign — playing in 11 of the team's 14 games, a healthy scratch in three games spanning Oct. 29 through Nov. 4.
Now, he will be missing time as an unhealthy scratch.
The 13-year veteran will miss two weeks following ankle surgery, the team announced Saturday. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks following the surgery in order to treat an infection in his ankle.
UPDATE: Marc Staal underwent a surgical procedure for an infection in his ankle and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 9, 2019
Staal played both ends of a back-to-back against the Red Wings and Hurricanes on Wednesday and Thursday, logging 18:19 and 16:56 TOI respectively.
He has just one goal and one assist on the season with his lone tally marking the first of the season for the Rangers.
— NHL (@NHL) October 3, 2019
His three healthy scratches were the first of his career. Staal is under contract with the Rangers through 2020-21, earning $5.7 million AAV.