Found May 24, 2014 on Ranger Nation:
Those hoping for a storybook or movie moment where the hero defies the odds, steps out onto playing surface and leads his team to victory when the chips are down (ala Willis Reed or Mark Messier) will be disappointed tomorrow evening when Derek Stepan is officially scratched from the lineup. Stepan had surgery inserting a […]

Rangers forward Derek Stepan has broken jaw after brutal Game 3 hit

During Game 3 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals, New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan took a vicious hit from Montreal’s Brandon Prust. Stepan was face-down on the ice for several minutes following the hit and on Friday Rangers coach Alain Vigneault announced that the 23-year-old has a broken jaw. Stepan had X-rays Thursday night during the game, and they were negative...

Stepan has surgery for broken jaw

Per Renaud Lavoie, quoting Alain Vigneault, Derek Stepan had surgery on a broken jaw today. The injury came from the hit delivered by Brandon Prust.  This is not good news for the Rangers.

Rangers' Derek Stepan suffers broken jaw, out for Game 4

New York Rangers center, Derek Stepan, will be out of the lineup for Game 4 tonight with a broken jaw according to NHL official website. Stepan was the recipient of a questionable hit from former teammate and current Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.By Resolute - Common Wikimedia In Game 3 between the Rangers and Canadians, Prust...

Brandon Prust Apologizes For Hit On Derek Stepan, Injury ‘Unfortunate’

Montreal Canadiens winger Brandon Prust is attempting to make amends for his late hit on New York Rangers center Derek Stepan. Speaking to the media on Saturday, Prust said that he had reached out to Stepan and apologized for a late hit that left the Rangers center with a broken jaw in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. “It’s an unfortunate injury,” Prust said, via...

Stepan out, Miller in tonight

Alain Vigneault announced yesterday that J.T. Miller would be returning to the lineup, probably in light of the Dan Carcillo suspension. Some doubt may have been cast when Derick Brassard announced he would be returning tonight, but now with the confirmed news that Derek Stepan will be out with his broken jaw (not surprising, despite […]

The Mindset Of A Hockey Player

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY, Rangers center Derek Stepan was sitting in a hospital Saturday recovering from surgery on a broken jaw, and the media's concern about him was limited to queries about when he would play again. This is all Bobby Baun's fault. In 1964, the Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman scored a game-winning goal on a broken ankle in Game 6 of the...

Canadiens’ Brandon Prust Suspended 2 Games For Late Hit On Derek Stepan

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Friday that Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been suspended two games for a late, high hit on New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night. Prust was not penalized on the play, which the league determined was a case of interference, and not an illegal check to the head...

Rangers moves: Brassard in, Stepan likely out for Game 4

Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final could be a good news/bad news one for the New York Rangers. First the good news. Following practice at Madison Square Garden on Saturday morning, Rangers forward Derick Brassard said he’s good to go and will play. Brassard has been out of action since early in Game 1 against Montreal after he took a big hit from Canadiens defenseman Mike...

Therrien fumes about Rangers watching a Habs practice

Shortly after the start of the Canadiens’ practice this afternoon at Madison Square Garden, an upset Canadiens coach Michel Therrien asked/demanded that Rangers assistant Ulf Samuelsson not watch his team practice. After that, Rangers GM Glen Sather came out to watch the Canadiens practice and assistant Dan Lacroix did too, with Canadiens goaltender coach Stephane Waite informing...

Canadiens' Prust to have phone hearing Friday

Montreal Canadiens left wing Brandon Prust will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday afternoon for his hit on New York Rangers center Derek Stepan during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. No penalty was called on the play at 2:48 of the first period. Stepan briefly left the game before returning later in the first period...

Brandon Prust: Injury 'unfortunate'

Montreal Canadiens winger Brandon Prust reached out to injured Rangers center Derek Stepan, saying Saturday he feels bad that his friend suffered a broken jaw. Prust was suspended two games for the hit which saw Stepan require surgery Friday night. "It's an unfortunate injury," Prust, a former Ranger, told the assembled media Saturday. "Unfortunate for him, and...

Rangers Need to Block Out All the Canadien Noise

Being a Mets fan, I have to deal with the arrogance and sense of entitlement from Yankees fans on a daily basis. The history, the championships and the payroll. But that is nothing compared to what I’ve dealt with the last week from Canadiens fans. The whining combined with the surprising lack of knowledge of the game sprinkled in with an unapologetic and grossly distorted bias...

Suspensions Result From Habs/Rangers Game Three

photo credits:Lisa Gansky via NHL-Brandon Prust of the Montreal Canadiens was suspended two games for a late hit on Derek Stepan. Dan Carcillo of the New York Rangers got an even longer suspension, 10 games, for hitting linesman Scott Driscoll with his stick. Rangers’ head coach, Alain Vigneault, announced that Stepan would require surgery to mend his broken jaw, as...

Brandon Prust, you’re dead to us

It was a shoulder. The principle point of contact was the head. It was as late as it could possibly get and it was absolutely Brandon Prust head hunting Derek Stepan. Oh, and it went uncalled. Great job NHL.

Two To Ten Games

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Good work, NHL. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it as long as this nonsense keeps happening: The NHL needs guys like Brandon Prust and Dan Carcillo to keep its players safe from guys like Brandon Prust and Dan Carcillo. And the NHL and its culture of violence is every bit as culpable for all of this as the perpetrators were...
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