Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/22/14
New York Rangers fans can breathe a little easier now that first-line center Derek Stepan and the team have agreed to a new two-year contract. The deal was completed on Thursday and is worth a total of $6.15 million, according to Newsday. “I knew we would get it done (with Stepan) but I wish it had been done a few days earlier so he could’ve played a couple of games,” Rangers general manager Glen Sather told the New York Post. Stepan, 23, led the Rangers in scoring during the lockout-shortened 2013 season with 44 points in 48 games. He then tallied five points in 12 playoff games for the Original Six club. Part of the problem in re-signing Stepan, a restricted free agent, was New York’s lack of salary cap space. According to CapGeek, the Blueshirts are currently $294,167 over the cap ceiling. The Rangers end their preseason schedule on Friday and open the regular season in Phoenix on Oct. 3. Filed under: Headlines, New York Rangers, NHL, Nick Goss
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