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Derek Stepan | Center | #21

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (51) / NYR
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Derek Stepan admitted that he's finally starting to feel like himself after dealing with a rib injury earlier this season.
"The game slows down a little bit when you’re at 100 percent, at least for me," Stepan said. "When I’m playing, when I feel good about my game and I’m doing the right things, I make more plays because I see more plays. Maybe early on with the injury I wasn’t seeing or I was rushing a play." The 25-year-old has six points in his last six contests. Feb 2 - 8:43 AM

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Derek Stepan had an assist in a 4-1 victory over Carolina Friday night.

Stepan is on a four-game point streak. He has nine goals and 20 points in 37 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 23 - 5:43 AM

Derek Stepan scored a goal and added an assist in New York's 3-2 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks.

The goal was Stepan's ninth of the season. His assist came in overtime as he helped set up J.T. Miller's game-winner. Stepan totals nine goals and 19 points in 36 games this season. The 25-year-old has points in three straight games (one goal, three assists).
Jan 19 - 10:33 PM

Derek Stepan had an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Stepan also recorded an assist on Saturday, giving him at least a point in back-to-back games for the first time since November. He has eight goals and 17 points in 35 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 18 - 9:17 AM

Derek Stepan scored two goals in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

Stepan opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game and scored his second of the game at the 4:55 mark of the third period while the Rangers were shorthanded. The 25-year-old has eight goals and 15 points in 30 games this season. Rick Nash picked up the primary assist on both of Stepan's goals (and he added a third one on Jayson Megna's third period goal).
Jan 5 - 10:19 PM

Derek Stepan was held off the scoresheet by the Jets but he was a minus-two.

Stepan was okay since the start of the season and was just about he was ready to take flight when the injury to his rib took place. He has 12 points in 24 games this season. Do not forget about him next year.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Derek Stepan will take flight once again as he joins the Rangers to take on the Jets on Friday night.

Forced puns aside, was in the midst of his worst career season by average. Through 23 games he has but six goals and 12 points, with little else to show for his efforts. Then again he's still shooting 11.1%, one tenth off his career average. So perhaps a bit more patience is required.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Derek Stepan (ribs) isn't sure if he'll be available on Friday.

Stepan is out for Thursday's contest. At the least he seems to be day-to-day at this point. He hasn't played since Nov. 27.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Derek Stepan (ribs) isn't expected to play Thursday, but he could be back in the lineup on Friday.

He took part on Wednesday's practice and is getting close to returning from broken ribs. Stepan has six goals and 12 points in 23 games this campaign.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 06:05:00 PM

Derek Stepan (ribs) participated in Monday's optional skate.

He may skate again Tuesday morning and then practice on Wednesday, but he won't play Tuesday night against Edmonton. Stepan has been sidelined since Nov. 27 due to broken ribs. He is listed as day-to-day.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Derek Stepan (ribs) and Kevin Klein (oblique) have started skating.

Stepan broke his ribs Nov. 27 and is expected to be out until after Christmas, while Klein is likely to return before the holiday. "What I’ve heard from back home is that they are both, Step and Kevin (Klein), skating at this time," coach Alain Vigneault said. "They started I want to say yesterday (Friday) or the day before (Thursday). What that means for timeframe I don’t know. I just think they’re skating on their own. Everything’s moving forward and we’ll know when we get back." Stepan has six goals and 12 points this season, while Klein has six points.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 11:45:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:29:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 08:44:00 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.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 04:49:00 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.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

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