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Derek Stepan: Announces retirement
Stepan announced his retirement Tuesday following 13 NHL seasons.
Stepan amassed 182 goals and 515 points in 890 career regular-season contests with the Rangers, Coyotes, Hurricanes and Senators. The 33-year-old forward also registered 20 goals and 55 points across 120 playoff outings.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Grabs helper versus Rangers
Stepan recorded an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Stepan may have brought his five-game pointless streak to a close with Tuesday's tally but still hasn't scored a goal in 17 consecutive contests. The 32-year-old center has just 11 points in 62 games this season and will likely be hard-pressed to reach the 20-point threshold, likely marking the third straight season in which he fails to hit that mark.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Scores fifth goal of 2022-23
Stepan netted a goal in Carolina's 5-1 win over Buffalo on Wednesday.
Stepan's marker came at 10:30 of the third period and extended the Hurricanes' lead to 4-1. He's up to five goals and eight points in 45 contests in 2022-23. Stepan entered the game averaging just 8:53 of ice time. Unless the 32-year-old's role increases substantially, he's unlikely to make regular offensive contributions.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Not seeing much ice time
Stepan skated just 8:06 in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Islanders, registering a single shot on goal.
The 32-year-old Stepan has been anchored on the Canes' fourth line all season, averaging just 9:06 TOI. It's also worth noting that he's served as a healthy scratch in three of the last six games. With just six points in 40 games this season, his fantasy value is hovering as close to zero as it can get.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Scores twice in victory
Stepan scored a pair of goals in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Devils.
Stepan opened the scoring in the first period, snapping a five-game scoring drought after burying a feed from Stefan Noesen on an odd-man rush. Stepan would add a second tally in the third, knocking home a rebound to give Carolina a 3-2 lead. The 32-year-old center now has four goals and two assists through 34 games this season while averaging just 9:10 of ice time in a fourth-line role.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Has two-point game
Stepan scored a goal and registered an assist in Sunday's 3-2 win against Pittsburgh.
Stepan's marker came at 3:25 of the second period and put the Hurricanes up 1-0. The 32-year-old has two goals and four points in 28 contests this season. Stepan entered the game averaging just 9:01 of ice time, and he logged 7:22 on Sunday. Unless his role increases significantly, he shouldn't be counted on to make regular offensive contributions.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Ends 25-game point drought
Stepan contributed a goal in Carolina's 3-2 win against Seattle on Thursday.
Stepan has a goal and two points in 26 games this season. His only other point came Oct. 12 during Carolina's season debut, so Stepan was on a 25-game point drought. The 32-year-old entered Thursday's contest averaging just 8:52 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Zero fantasy appeal
Stepan rejoined the lineup Saturday against the Islanders following a two-game stint as a healthy scratch. He didn't register a point and skated just 8:48.
With just a single assist in 24 games this season, Stepan's fantasy value is about as close to zero as it can get. He's currently skating on the Canes' fourth line alongside Jack Drury and Stefan Noesen.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Ice time dwindling
Stepan skated just 7:24 in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Wild, and he was held off the scoresheet for the 14th straight game.
Back in his prime, Stepan was a lock for at least 50 points, but those days are clearly behind him now. He's currently spending his time on the Canes' fourth line and is nowhere near the scoring threat he once was. Stepan should not be on anyone's fantasy roster these days, even in the deepest of leagues.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Available Monday
Stepan (upper body) will be in the lineup against Washington on Monday, Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Stepan was forced to leave Saturday's matchup with Philadelphia after just 5:49 of ice time but appears set to avoid any game action. With Ondrej Kase (concussion) still sidelined, Stepan is poised to fill a fourth-line role for the time being, though he could be in danger of serving as a healthy scratch once Kase returns.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Exits after blocking shot
Stepan sustained an upper-body injury and will not return to Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Stepan left Saturday's contest shortly after blocking a shot from Philadelphia's Ivan Provorov, per Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official site. Stepan had a shot in 5:49 of ice time before he had to exit the contest. He has an assist in eight games this season.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Pointless streak continues
Stepan failed to crack the scoresheet Friday against the Islanders, extending his current scoring drought to six games.
Stepan notched a helper in the Canes' season opener Oct. 12 against Columbus, but he's been cold as ice since then. He continues to skate primarily in a checking-line role, manning the right side opposite Paul Stastny and Stefan Noesen with an average TOI of just 10:06. This role gives him little to no fantasy appeal in most standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Inks one-year deal
Stepan signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Hurricanes on Tuesday.
Stepan attended training camp with Carolina on a professional tryout. He recorded nine goals and 19 points in 58 games for the Hurricanes last season. Stepan is expected to occupy a depth role with the team this year.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Secures PTO
Stepan will join the Hurricanes for training camp on a professional tryout agreement, CapFriendly reports Tuesday.
Stepan played in 58 games for Carolina last season in which he registered nine goals on 96 shots, 10 assists and 14 PIM while averaging 10:48 of ice time. If the 32-year-old center can prove he still has something left in the tank, he could secure a spot in the bottom six during camp. If that happens, he'd be able to offer mid-range fantasy value as a 20-25 point producer.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Riding pine
Stepan was not in the lineup for Friday's 3-2 win over the Penguins. It was the seventh time in the last nine games he's sat out as a healthy scratch.
Given that the Hurricanes have a healthy forward roster at the moment, Stepan's role on the team has essentially been reduced to that of depth forward. Going forward, he will likely only see ice time as an injury replacement or if one of the team's regulars needs a night off.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Pockets goal in overtime loss
Stepan notched a goal on two shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.
Stepan put the Hurricanes ahead 3-2 at 9:23 of the third period, but the lead didn't hold. The 31-year-old has rediscovered his scoring touch a bit since the start of January -- he has four goals and four assists in his last 12 games. For the season, Stepan's at 14 points, 61 shots on net and a plus-2 rating in 35 appearances. He'll continue to play in a bottom-six role that makes steady contributions on the scoresheet hard to count on.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Two points in rout
Stepan scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Bruins.
The veteran forward is stuck in a bottom-six role for Carolina, but Stepan has found a way to be productive lately. Over his last seven games, he's picked up two goals and five points, accounting for half of his scoring on the entire season.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Puts away goal
Stepan scored a goal on five shots and added two hits in Friday's 6-3 win over the Flames.
Stepan put the Hurricanes ahead at 7:40 of the second period, and they didn't look back. The 31-year-old has a goal and two assists in his last four games, providing some rare scoring from the fourth line. The American forward is at eight points, 44 shots on net and a plus-4 rating in 25 contests this season, so he's not really doing enough to be of interest in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Adds rare helper Saturday
Stepan added an assist for the second consecutive game Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Stepan continues to center the Canes' fourth line, averaging just 11:23 in ice time this season. Now with just seven points in 24 games, his days of being a regular 50-point player are well behind him.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Two-point performance Saturday
Stepan scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Kings.
A healthy scratch the prior two games, Stepan drew back into the lineup Saturday and was able to make an impact despite seeing limited minutes on the fourth line. Despite that performance, the 31-year-old has only three goals and five points through 14 games, and the Hurricanes simply have too much depth to expect Stepan to see a more prominent role.... See More ... See Less
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