Derek Stepan had a hand in all four Rangers goals in their 4-3 preseason win against the Devils on Saturday night.
Derek Stepan has inked a six-year, $39 million contract with the New York Rangers.
Derek Stepan and the Rangers are just over $2 million apart in arbitration offers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
According to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks, the Rangers "are believed interested" in offering Derek Stepan a six-year contract with an average annual value between $6.5-6.75 million.
The New York Rangers and Derek Stepan have an arbitration date set for July 27.
According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the New York Rangers have yet to make a long-term offer to Restricted Free-Agent Derek Stepan.
Derek Stepan has filed for salary arbitration.
Derek Stepan is expected to file for salary arbitration by the 5:00 pm ET Sunday deadline.
Derek Stepan should be a top priority for the Rangers entering the off-season.
Derek Stepan leads the Rangers in goals at home against the Lightning thus far.
Derek Stepan increased his team lead in points to 12 when he picked up two more assists in Wednesday's Game 3 overtime 6-5 loss.
Derek Stepan scored a key goal in the New York Rangers' 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1.
Derek Stepan notched the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 7 to send the Rangers to the Eastern Conference final with a 2-1 win over the Capitals on Wednesday night.
Derek Stepan is eligible to become a restricted free agent on July 1.