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Derek Stepan | Center

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: Wisconsin
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Derek Stepan had a goal in the Rangers' 5-0 win Sunday night.
Stepan is now on a three-game point streak. After missing the start of the season due to a fractured fibula, he now has two goals and seven points in eight contests. Nov 24 - 8:57 AM

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Derek Stepan is getting close to 100 percent as he missed the first month of the season with a fractured fibula.

Stepan will play his second game between Martin St. Louis and Chris Kreider on Sunday as the Rangers top line. "The strength is slowly starting to get back," Stepan said. "I think after game five I finally felt like I could go back in the weight room and I could have that balance of getting in a lift while still playing. I kind of expected it to be this way." Stepan has a goal and six points in seven games thus far and should do better with St. Louis and Kreider on his flank.
Nov 23 - 8:30 AM

Derek Stepan played in his 300th game on Monday.

Stepan marked the occasion by recording an assist in the 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay. Since breaking into the league in 2010, he didn't miss a regular season game until he suffered a fractured fibula that forced him to miss the first 12 contests of the 2014-15 campaign.
Nov 18 - 10:54 AM

Derek Stepan had a goal in the Rangers' 4-3 shootout loss to Colorado on Thursday.

Stepan has gotten off to a great start since returning from a fractured fibula with four points in four games. The time he missed might prevent him from reaching the 60-point mark for the first time in his career, but he could still end up recording 50 points over the remainder of the season.
Nov 14 - 10:56 AM

Derek Stepan had two assists in the Rangers' 5-0 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Stepan now has 200 career points in 297 contests. He missed the start of the season with a fractured fibula, but he's started to make up for lost time with three points in three games.
Nov 12 - 9:16 AM

Derek Stepan had an assist in his season debut on Saturday.

Stepan missed the first 12 games of the season after fracturing his fibula during a practice at training camp. He struggled on the draw, winning only six of 19 but all in all he was pleased with his game. "I was OK [Saturday]," Stepan said. "Some game decisions were a little slow. At times, I was sharp. I was actually surprised. There were times when I made the quick play and the patient play. I was just excited to get back out there." Get him back in your fantasy lineup.
Nov 9 - 7:14 AM

Derek Stepan (fractured fibula) is set to return on Saturday.

It will be Stepan's first game of the season. He's projected to play on the second line with Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello. Stepan is a talented player, but we recommend tempering your short-term expectations as he could be rusty after missing the start of the campaign.
Nov 7 - 12:23 PM

Derek Stepan appears as though he will return from a fractured fibula on Saturday versus Toronto.

The Rangers assigned Chris Mueller to Hartford of the AHL on Thursday, which opens the door for Stepan to be taken off injured reserve. He has been cleared for contact since Monday and he's expected to participate fully at Friday's practice. If everything goes well then he should be expected to be back in the lineup Saturday.
Nov 6 - 4:54 PM

Derek Stepan (fractured fibula) will probably miss Wednesday's game.

Stepan has been cleared for contact, but hasn't actually participated in a full contact practice yet. He's missed the Rangers first 11 contests.
Nov 4 - 2:01 PM

Derek Stepan (fractured fibula) has been cleared for contact.

However, he won't be back in the lineup for Monday's game against the St. Louis Blues. Stepan might be back for Wednesday's contest versus Detroit.
Nov 3 - 3:17 PM

Derek Stepan seems like he's making progress toward a return to action, but it won't come in the New York Rangers' game against the St. Louis Blues on Monday.

Stepan could be in a lucrative situation as a contract year player possibly centering a line with Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash. It might take him a while to shake off the rust once he does play, so do note that if you pick him up or grab him via a trade.
Nov 2 - 1:41 PM

Derek Stepan (fractured fibula) practiced with the Rangers for the first time.

Stepan suffered the broken leg during a practice in training camp. Coach Alain Vigneault wants him to partake in more than one practice which could hinder him in playing on Monday but Vigneault thinks that Stepan will play within five games. That means if all goes well, Stepan will be in the Rangers lineup by next weekend's games. Put him in your fantasy lineup as soon as he is ready to go.
Nov 1 - 7:34 AM

Derek Stepan (fractured fibula) might make his return on Monday.

We're skeptical of that though because Stepan hasn't had full contact practices yet. That being said, it's believed that he will return in the not too distant future, even if he doesn't end up playing Monday. He's missed the Rangers' first nine games as a result of the injury.
Oct 31 - 2:17 PM

Derek Stepan (fractured fibula) skated on his own Monday.

He is eligible to come off long-time injured reserve on Nov. 3. He appears to be on the right track to return around then if he continues to make progress. Stepan hasn't played yet this season.
Oct 27 - 2:25 PM

Good sign for the New York Rangers: center Derek Stepan skated lightly on Saturday, according to the team.

It's conceivable that he can return in early November as discussed before, although that remains to be seen. He's currently on IR. Once he gets back and shakes off the rust, it could still be a big season for Stepan, who could slide between Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis in a contract year.
Oct 25 - 1:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3Dominic Moore
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Anthony Duclair
4Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5John Moore
6Matt Hunwick
7Dan Boyle
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot