New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will return to the lineup Thursday against the Senators after missing the past two games with an undisclosed injury. Staal told reporters the news following the team's morning practice.

"Yeah it will be good to get back in the lineup tonight and try and win another one at home," Staal said. "It's been hard to watch, but our team has been playing great and we're winning and it makes it a lot easier when you are watching wins."