Defenseman Marc Staal has been a fixture on the Rangers' blue line for a decade-plus. That came to an end this past week.
On Tuesday against the Lightning, Staal was made a healthy scratch by head coach David Quinn. It was the first time that's happened in his career.
On Friday, Staal said he was given little notice of the decision and that only added to his displeasure with the decision. In addition, Staal is sitting out Saturday's meeting with the Predators as well.