Derek Stepan

#21 C / N.Y. Rangers / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 196 lb Age: 25 College: Wisconsin

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    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Maintaining consistent production

    Stepan logged an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over Minnesota. While his season totals (22 points in 41 games) don't quite suggest he's back on a point-per-game pace, playing against his hometown rival Minnesota, Stepan collects his sixth assist and seventh point in the last eight contests. Look for this pace to continue on Saturday as the 25-year-old veteran center usually finds the scorer's sheet (25 points in 27 career games) against Philadelphia.

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    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Closes first half on point-per-game pace

    Stepan registered an assist in Monday's 6-3 win over Buffalo. The veteran center heads into the All-Star break on a nice pace, logging a goal and five assists in the last six games. It will be interesting to see if the Minnesota native can pick up where he left off after the league resumes play next week. Stepan is plus-6 with 21 points through 39 games this season.

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    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Extends points streak

    With a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime win against Vancouver on Tuesday, Stepan is now on a three-game points streak. Stepan has four points in three games and led the Rangers offense with Derick Brassard (illness) out of the lineup. Stepan tied the game up at 1-1 in the second period then received the second assist on J.T. Miller's overtime winner. Stepan has missed time this year and will have a tough road ahead if he wants to post his third straight 50-point season, but remains a good depth center in fantasy leagues with 19 points in 36 games.

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    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Pushing the pace

    Stepan logged an assist in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Washington. After shaking a three game point-scoring drought, that's assists in consecutive games for the veteran center. All-in-all, Stepan (17 points in 35 games) has really fallen off his near 60-point pace of the last two seasons. Although we can't recommend an extension of his current two-game point streak, the 25-year-old is plus-3 with a goal and four assists in six career games against the team's next opponent Vancouver.

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    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Busts slump with two big goals

    Stepan opened the scoring Tuesday against Dallas, then added a shorthanded goal that turned out to be the game-winner. Since coming back from broken ribs far sooner than expected, Stepan had been quiet -- just a lone assist in six games. However, the five shots Step put on goal against the Panthers on Saturday foreshadowed Tuesday's breakout, in which he fired another five shots. Incredibly, his breakaway-rebound-putback goal was the Rangers' first shortie of the season -- they scored nine when a man down last year, with Stepan accounting for two of those. Now that it seems he's starting to feel like his old self, don't be surprised to see Stepan go on a nice offensive run.

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    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Breaks out of slump

    Stepan logged an assist in Monday's 5-3 loss to Nashville. Stepan's first point in six games, comes as a big relief for anyone still investing in him. After missing nearly a month with a rib injury, hopefully the second line center can now start to improve upon his 13 points through 27 games played.

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    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Will return Friday

    Stepan (ribs) will rejoin the lineup Friday against the Capitals, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Stepan has been sidelined since late November due to broken ribs, but he's apparently doing well enough to rejoin the lineup Friday. Stepan centered the Rangers' second line before suffering the injury, and will likely slide back into that spot once again Friday in return.

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    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Out Thursday against Minnesota

    Stepan (ribs) will miss Thursday's contest against the Wild, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Stepan was injured Nov. 27 and was originally expected to miss four-to-six weeks. The 25-year-old appears to be ahead of schedule, but remains without a clear timetable for his return. Before going down with an injury, the center was averaging one point every two games. The Rangers are hoping to get that production back as soon as possible.

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    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Progressing well but out Tuesday

    Stepan (ribs) will not play Tuesday against the Oilers, but is considered day-to-day, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Stepan was initially tabbed to miss four-to-six weeks after breaking his ribs, but after just two weeks he's apparently progressed enough for coach Alain Vigneault to upgrade his status to day-to-day. His next chance to slot back into the lineup after Tuesday's contest will come Thursday against the Wild, but given the original timetable, it wouldn't be surprising if Stepan is still held out beyond that point.

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    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Will miss 4-6 weeks

    Coach Alain Vigneault indicated Monday that Stepan (ribs) will miss four-to-six weeks, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. The news comes as a big blow, as the Rangers will be without a big piece for an extended period of time. The injury occurred on what many consider to be a late hit from Bruins winger Matt Beleskey, though there's no indication of whether a suspension will be coming for Beleskey. The timetable puts Stepan's return as early January at the soonest, but it's possible it will extend into mid-January depending on how the recovery goes. The Rangers indicated they do not plan to recall any players at this point, and will go with the forwards currently on the roster. Oscar Lindberg moved up to center the second line for the Rangers during practice Monday, and appears set to do so for at least the evening's game against the Hurricanes.

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