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Derek Stepan | Center

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: Wisconsin
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Derek Stepan will be out of action for four-to-six weeks because of broken ribs.
He suffered the injuries on a hit by Boston's Matt Beleskey last Friday. Stepan will be looked at on a day-to-day basis, but this was a timetable that the team thought he would have when he was initially hurt. Nov 30 - 11:29 AM

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Larry Brooks of the New York Post speculates that Derek Stepan (ribs) will miss at least a month.

And he says it’s "likely more than that" after Stepan broke his ribs on a hit by Matt Beleskey. Stepan has six goals and 12 points this season.
Nov 28 - 8:44 PM

Derek Stepan is out indefinitely with broken ribs.

Stepan was injured on a hit by Matt Beleskey on Friday. He managed to play in five shifts after that blow before finally being shut down, which is impressive now that we know the severity of the injury. He has six goals and 12 points in 23 games this season.
Nov 27 - 4:49 PM

Derek Stepan has left Friday's contest with an undisclosed injury and won't return.

Stepan's injury likely stems on the hit he absorbed from Matt Beleskey, which led to Stepan awkwardly hitting the boards. He did play in five shifts after that incident, but he was eventually shut down.
Nov 27 - 3:25 PM

Derek Stepan scored in the Rangers' 4-3 win over Toronto on Sunday.

Stepan now has five goals and 10 points in 18 contests. That puts him on pace for 45 points this season, which is a bit below our expectations. We're looking for him to at least surpass the 50-point mark in 2015-16.
Nov 16 - 9:03 AM

Derek Stepan snapped his six-game goal drought with a power play tally against Colorado on Friday night.

The goal came off a brilliant feed by Mats Zuccarello. All Stepan had to do was hit the net, and the game was tied. He now has three goals and five points in 13 games this season.
Nov 6 - 11:56 PM

Derek Stepan will play in Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

This isn't really a surprise, but Stepan did miss Friday's practice for maintenance reasons. You can officially insert him into your fantasy lineup. The 25-year-old has three goals and five points in eight regular season games.
Oct 24 - 5:09 PM

Derek Stepan isn't participating in Friday's practice for maintenance reasons.

Stepan is recovering from having a wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday. He still managed to play in Thursday's contest, so we don't expect him to miss any playing time due to this going forward.
Oct 23 - 12:34 PM

Derek Stepan (mouth) was able to participate in Thursday's 4-1 win over Arizona.

Stepan was a game-time decision after having a wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday. He also had some screws removed that were left in there from when his jaw broke two years ago. He registered an assist on Thursday.
Oct 23 - 11:33 AM

Derek Stepan (mouth) is taking part in the team's pregame warm up on Thursday night.

The Rangers said Stepan would be a game-time decision because he had some screws removed from his jaw. It looks like he will play in tonight's game.
Oct 22 - 6:56 PM

Derek Stepan (mouth) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

Stepan had a wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday and also had some screws removed that were left in there from when his jaw broke two years ago. So needless to say he's dealing with some pain. He still participated in the Rangers' optional skate though.
Oct 22 - 12:21 PM

Derek Stepan missed practice Wednesday because he had a wisdom tooth extracted.

Coach Alain Vigneault expects Stepan to be fine for Thursday's game against Arizona, so we'll keep as active and let you know if his status changes. The Rangers center has three goals and one assist in seven contests.
Oct 21 - 1:02 PM

Derek Stepan made it easy on his game-opening goal, but that ended up being the New York Rangers' only tally in a 2-1 (OT) loss to the New Jersey Devils.

That goal represents Stepan's third G and fourth point in six games, a solid rate on the heels of lengthy negotiations and a beefy new contract. Expect him to be even more of a go-to scorer for New York this season.
Oct 18 - 4:07 PM

Derek Stepan skated on New York's top line with Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello during the team's practice on Saturday.

After winning the first three games of the season, the Rangers have lost back-to-back games to Winnipeg and Montreal. What's worse is that they only managed to score one goal in the process. Head coach Alain Vigneault is trying to get his top forwards going, especially Rick Nash, who has just one assist in five games.
Oct 17 - 2:44 PM

Derek Stepan scored the game-winning goal in the Rangers' 3-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday.

Stepan is certainly getting his 2015-16 campaign off on the right foot. He's got the potential to reach the 60-point mark this season, although he's not a safe bet to reach that mark.
Oct 8 - 10:25 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derick Brassard
2Derek Stepan
3Oscar Lindberg
4Jarret Stoll
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3Viktor Stalberg
4Jesper Fast
5Emerson Etem
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta