New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal sustained an upper-body injury in the third period of a game Saturday against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden and did not return.

Staal was injured 6:41 into the third after taking a shoulder to his upper body from Devils rookie Reid Boucher. Staal immediately got up and stormed off the ice in disgust.

The Rangers host the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. It is unknown if Staal will be able to play.

"He took a shoulder to the chin and didn't feel quite right," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said after a 4-3 overtime loss to the Devils. "[The medical staff] is evaluating him. There's concern with any player when a situation like that happens. We'll know more [Sunday]."

Staal, 26, missed 36 games in 2011-12 due to a concussion and another 27 games last season due to an eye injury. If he's unable to play Sunday, the Rangers will likely turn to Michael Del Zotto, who was a healthy scratch Saturday.