Derek Stepan

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

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    INJURY ALERT: Out | Ribs |
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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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      Rangers' Derek Stepan: Out indefinitely with broken ribs

      Stepan sustained broken ribs in Friday afternoon's 4-3 loss to the Bruins and is out indefinitely, per Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault. The injury stems from a late hit by winger Matt Beleskey that sent Stepan flying into the boards. Fans of the Blueshirts didn't have to wait long for the team's bench boss to declare that the top center will be out indefinitely, but that's hardly a consolation for the Rangers and fantasy owners alike. Stepan produced six goals and six assists with a plus-4 rating this season before going down Friday.

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      Rangers' Derek Stepan: Leaves Friday's game after ugly play

      Stepan will not return for the third period of Friday's game against the Bruins after a late hit from Matt Beleskey. The hit was described as "totally avoidable" by Doug Williams of SportsNet New York, and we think that is an accurate account of the play based on how Beleskey appeared to lean into Stepan's left shoulder and level him against the boards. We won't speculate the severity of the apparent injury but it's safe to say the team will closely evaluate the prolfic forward in the coming days.

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      Rangers' Derek Stepan: Producing more consistently

      Stepan collected his sixth assist Saturday, a 5-4 overtime win over the Panthers. The Minnesota center also logged six shots on goal (second only to Rick Nash, 10) in the win. After enduring a four-game point drought in late October, Seemingly, Stepan owners now getting production they're more accustomed to, can now leave Stepan in their starting lineups without worrying about elongated droughts. Stepan has five goals and 11 points through 20 games.

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      Rangers' Derek Stepan: Scores from center ice Sunday

      Stepan sank a goal from center ice in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs. Stepan directed a wrister at Jonathan Bernier that lit the lamp from what Dan Rosen of reports was 86 feet away. The hockey equivalent of a Hail Mary should never lead to a goal, but that's precisely what happened and it proved to be a key catalyst in helping the Rangers to their ninth straight victory. Stepan is on pace for a career-high 22 goals in 2015-16.

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      Rangers' Derek Stepan: Assists on two goals Thursday against Blues

      Stepan notched two assists in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Blues. Stepan has shown improvement since being placed on a line with J.T. Miller and Chris Kreider; the group combined for two goals and four assists Thursday. The young center also finished plus-2 in 18:55 of ice time. The Rangers have an even better matchup Saturday against the Sens.

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      Rangers' Derek Stepan: Snaps out slump with new line

      Stepan notched an assist in Saturday's win over the Coyotes. Having logged just two points in his previous nine games, the Minnesota native has a goal and an assist in his last two tilts. While we should all temper our expectations, Stepan's small sample awakening might be due to his new linemates J.T. Miller and Chris Kreider. This looks line a line combination that could stay together and certainly could impact a standard fantasy league near you.

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      Rangers' Derek Stepan: point-scoring drought reaches four in win

      Stepan was a minus-3 in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Capitals. With a minus-2 rating and just five points in 12 games, the team's first line center is truly feeling the brunt of his line's struggles. Currently enduring a four-game point-scoring drought, Stepan owners must remain patient as this pace should change sooner or later.

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      Rangers' Derek Stepan: collects assist in win over Arizona

      Stepan collected an assist in a 4-1 win over the Coyotes on Thursday. Standard operating procedure for the veteran who not only played through pain after oral surgery earlier this week, but continues to contribute regularly. The first line center now has three goals and five points through the team's first eight contests.

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      Rangers' Derek Stepan: Will play Thursday against Arizona

      Stepan took line rushes in pregame warmups which indicates he will be in the lineup for Thursday's tilt against the Coyotes, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Despite undergoing several oral surgical procedures Wednesday, Stepan will take the ice for Thursday's matchup with Arizona. The outstanding 25-year-old will slot into his usual role centering Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello on the Rangers' top line.

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