Update: Staal (eye) is unlikely to take the ice for Thursday's Game 1 against Washington, ESPN New York reports. On Wednesday, he said, "I'm not going to... I'm probably not going to play tomorrow."
Recommendation: Staal has been out of the lineup since an errant puck hit him in the eye on March 5. While he is participating in practice, there is still no consistency with the perceived pain in the ailing region. Thus, he is unlikely to be a great option, if/when he is able to play.