Stepan will be an unrestricted free agent after a season in which he played just 20 games before requiring shoulder surgery. With just six points on the season, Stepan could be a buy-low candidate in deeper leagues, if he's in the right situation. Stepan had to adjust to being a father as well as being on a new team in 2020-21, and more stability could lead to him getting his career back on track. But with a cap hit of $6.5 million this past year and wanting to be closer to his Arizona home, he probably won't be back with the Senators in 2021-22.
Stepan is set to undergo surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder and will miss the rest of the season. Stepan is expected to make a full recovery ahead of the 2021-22 campaign, but he'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so there will be a lot of uncertainty surrounding his situation heading into next season. The 30-year-old pivot picked up one goal and six points in 20 games with the Senators before suffering his season-ending shoulder injury.
Stepan (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve. The Senators have yet to release an expected timetable for Stepan's return, but he'll miss Ottawa's next four games at a minimum now that he's been placed on IR. The veteran forward has notched six points in 20 games this campaign.
Stepan (upper body) will be re-evaluated after suffering an injury in Tuesday's game versus the Canadiens, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Per head coach DJ Smith, a timeline for Stepan's return hasn't been determined yet. Until more information surfaces, consider the 30-year-old center day-to-day. His availability for Thursday's game versus the Flames is likely questionable at this stage.
Stepan (upper body) will not return to Tuesday's game versus the Canadiens. Stepan was hurt during the first period of the contest. He played only 2:30 but earned an assist before suffering the injury that ended his outing. More information should surface on his status prior to Thursday's game versus the Flames.
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