Stepan scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Ducks.
Stepan's tally came with assists from wingers Phil Kessel and Clayton Keller. While the Coyotes' offense wasn't strong in the season opener, if that top-line trio can click, all three could be potent fantasy options. Stepan in particular could be a fantasy asset, as he had recorded between 53 and 57 points in the five years prior to only registering 35 points last season.
Stepan (knee) scored a goal in Tuesday's preseason game versus the Kings.
Stepan finished the 2018-19 season with a torn MCL, but he had played through the pain. The 29-year-old forward looks ready to rock for the new season, scoring an unassisted goal 3:30 into the second period. He's looking to bounce back from an unimpressive 35-point campaign -- the lowest of his career -- and he'll have the help of new winger Phil Kessel.
General Manager John Chayka said Monday that Stepan suffered a torn MCL and played through the injury, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear when the injury occurred or how long he had been playing through it, but nonetheless Stepan toughed it out. The 2018-19 campaign was the first time the American failed to reach the 50-point plateau in seven years, as he accumulated just 35 points in 72 games. Stepan won't require surgery, but the timetable for the injury is unclear.
Stepan scored twice on three shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.
The tallies give Stepan 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 71 games this year, his worst season offensively in a nine-year career. While he has featured on the top power-play unit, he's only mustered three points on the man advantage, down from 18 last season. At 28 years old, Stepan is likely in line for a bounce-back effort next year.
Stepan skated 19:31 in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Devils.
Stepan failed to factor into his team's lone goal or even earn a shot on goal in his first game back from his lower-body injury. The veteran forward has just 32 points and is in danger of missing the 40-point mark for the first time in his NHL career.
Stepan (lower body) will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Devils, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Stepan's return should be huge for a Coyotes club that has played itself onto the bubble of the final playoff spot. While the veteran pivot has posted a slightly down year overall, he had notched five points in the four games prior to suffering a lower-body injury Feb. 28 against Vancouver. He should immediately slot back into the top six and power-play unit for a Coyotes club looking to bust out of a three-game losing streak.
Stepan (lower body) will be a game-time decision versus New Jersey on Saturday, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
Stepan has missed the last 10 games due to his lower-body issue but appears ready to jump back into the lineup. The center needs eight points in the final eight games in order to avoid missing the 40-point mark for the first time in his NHL career.
Stepan (lower body) is on the verge of returning to the lineup, with a weekend activation possible for the center, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
Vest relayed this information from Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet. Stepan returning for any contest in March would signal that he came back ahead of schedule. Arizona faces a 50.5 percent chance of making the playoffs -- per sportsclubstats.com -- and the prospect of getting the venerable two-way pivot back in action is quite noteworthy for the 'Yotes and fantasy owners alike.
Stepan will be out of action for 4-6 weeks due to a lower-body injury.
While a four-week timeline does leave the door open for Stepan to return before the end of the regular season, it seems likely the center won't be ready to return until the playoffs. The 28-year-old will miss out on recording a sixth straight 50-plus point campaign and will record his lowest point total (he currently has 32 points in 64 games) of his NHL career.
Stepan (leg) will undergo an MRI on Friday, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Stepan sustained the injury in Thursday's 5-2 win over Vancouver. The Minnesota native was unable to put any pressure on his left leg as he exited the ice in the third period. Friday's MRI will reveal more about the severity of Stepan's injury, along with a possible timetable for recovery.
Stepan exited Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canucks in the third period after suffering an apparent leg injury, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
The Coyotes have yet to release any details regarding the severity of Stepan's injury, but his departure from the ice wasn't encouraging, as he was unable to put any weight on his left leg while being helped to the locker room by his teammates. Another update on the 28-year-old pivot's condition will undoubtedly be released prior to Saturday's game against the Red Wings.
Stepan scored a pair of goals, including a game-tying short-handed marker in a 4-3 shootout victory against the Panthers on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old is really heating up. While he hadn't scored since Feb. 5 before Tuesday, Stepan came into the night with six assists in the last seven games. With the two goals, he's now averaging a point per game in the last eight contests, giving him his best stretch of the season. Stepan has 13 goals and 32 points in 63 games during 2018-19.
Stepan had a pair of assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-2 victory over the Golden Knights.
Mired in the worst season of his career, Stepan managed a productive outing, setting up Jordan Oesterle's power-play marker and an insurance goal by forward Josh Archibald. Stepan also did unusually well at the faceoff dot, going 13-for-19 in draws. Neither the assists nor the faceoffs should be counted on; Stepan has 26 points in 56 games and has won only 47 percent of his draws this season.
Stepan scored his 11th goal of the season in a 5-2 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.
The goal was just the third time Stepan has found the back of the net in his last 18 appearances. In 53 games this season, he is averaging a career-worst 0.45 points per game.
Stepan finished Sunday's 4-2 win over Toronto with two assists.
Both of the 28-year-old's assists came in the third period, as Stepan played a role in Arizona's third and fourth goals of the evening, the latter coming with Toronto's net empty. The two assists move him to 22 points in 48 games this season. Stepan also finished with a team-high five shots on goal.
Stepan scored the game-winner and added an assist in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers.
His seventh goal of the season was a sweet one, coming against the team that traded him west during the 2017 draft. Stepan now has 15 points in 31 games, putting him behind his usual 50-point pace, but with the Coyotes offense getting a spark following the addition of Nick Schmaltz -- who set up Stepan for the OT winner -- he could find it a little easier to get on the scoresheet moving forward.
Stepan scored both the Coyotes' goals in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Golden Knights on Wednesday night.
With just six goals and 10 points on the year, Stepan is on pace to finish with 41 points, which would be the 28-year-old's lowest season output since tallying 45 points in his rookie campaign back in 2010-11 (Stepan tallied 44 in 2013-14 but did so in limited action, playing just 48 games). With the season a quarter of the way through, Stepan needs to get hot in a hurry. Until he begins producing more consistently, the veteran only warrants consideration in deeper formats.
Stepan recorded a goal and two shots during Sunday's 4-1 win over the Capitals.
Stepan's on a good run in recent weeks with four goals and seven points in his last nine outings. The 28-year-old center is a solid, albeit unspectacular producer, having hit the 50-point mark in each of the last five seasons, giving him plenty of value across all formats.
Stepan recorded three assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
Stepan found chemistry with Christian Fischer, as he had a primary assist on each of Fischer's goals en route to a hat trick. Stepan got off to a slow start this season with six straight pointless outings, but he now has four assists in the last two games.
Stepan had an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Jets.
Stepan's assist breaks a six-game pointless drought, which was uncharacteristic since he had 56 points in 82 games last year. The 28-year-old is still searching for his first goal despite firing 24 shots on net and working with the team's top power-play unit.
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