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Even with Stepan’s return to the lineup, the Rangers need to trade for a center

Brad Richard’s departure via buyout has left a void on the Rangers third line that they’ve never filled. Derek Stepan’s injury made their lack of center depth obvious, but his return doesn’t solve their original problem. The team does not have a third line center. Alain Vigneault seems resigned to giving Dominic Moore third line continue reading...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Stepan returns to the lineup and makes an impact

The New York Rangers got some help back on the front-end as forward Derek Stepan returned to the lineup on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He missed the first 12 games of the season after suffering a broken leg during the preseason.#492971957 / gettyimages.comDespite it being his first meaningful game since the playoffs, the Rangers' No. 2 center was one of the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Stepan makes season debut for Rangers after recovering from injury

  Derek Stepan returned to the New York Rangers' lineup Saturday night against Toronto after missing the first 12 games of the season because of a broken left leg. Stepan fractured his left fibula in a preseason game. ''He's been chewing my ears off for about a week here to get back playing,'' coach Alain Vigneault said. ''We've just been really...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

What Derek Stepan’s return means for New York Rangers

With the improved offensive production that the New York Rangers have experienced so far this season, it is hard to believe that top-line center Derek Stepan has yet to step on the ice. Stepan broke his fibula during the preseason and just resumed skating last week. Reports earlier this week noted the possibility of his return tonight against the Detroit Red Wings, but it appears...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Stepan Back at Practice, No Time Frame on Return; Boyle Skating

There was a sight for sore eyes today at practice today as Derek Stepan skated in a non-contact jersey with his teammates for the first time since fracturing his fibula in training camp… Derek Stepan on the ice in Greenburgh (non-contact) — Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) October 31, 2014 After practice, Stepan stated that there’s no timetable yet for...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Stepan’s return raises Rangers line-up questions

As Derek Stepan has finally hit the ice with his team mates (albeit in a non contact jersey) the questions will now begin to focus more on where rather than when will Stepan play. Following the excellent instant chemistry Rick Nash has shown with Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello the logical thinking will be to […] The post Derek Stepan’s return raises Rangers line-up questions...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Stepan’s injury is bad, but not insurmountable for the Rangers

Derek Stepan’s fractured fibula is the first of many challenges the Rangers will face this season. It sucks, but thankfully the timing of the injury doesn’t make his loss insurmountable. The four to six week diagnosis just isn’t long enough to hammer an early nail into the Rangers’ playoff coffin. If the timetable the Rangers released continue reading...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: How to deal with Stepan injury

The New York Rangers went into Wednesday’s conditioning tests with two openings at center. They ended with a third. Derek Stepan, who was listed as day-to-day after blocking a shot earlier in training camp, fractured his fibula while skating. His current timetable to return is four to six weeks. VIDEO: "You've got 2 look at the positive side of things"-#NYR @DerekStepan21...
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Stepan travels with the team to Montreal for game five

Been told Derek Stepan is accompanying the Rangers on the team flight to Montreal. No word yet on J.T. Miller. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) May 26, 2014 The fact Stepan is traveling with the team leaves open the possibility for him to return in game five on Tuesday night. Depending on how much longer this series lasts, I do think it is probable that he will play. His broken jaw...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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