Originally posted on The Rangers Tribune  |  Last updated 12/2/11

Derek Stepan crawled off the ice during the third period of last night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes after taking a shot to the leg, but was able to return for his next shift. However, after the game he was seen limping in the locker room and now, today, he is reportedly not participating in Rangers practice per Andrew Gross. 

There's no word on whether the coaches are resting Stepan or if he is injured, but the fact that he is not skating today suggests that he may have been hurt more seriously than we originally thought. 

Also, there were some great comments made by the players following yesterday's win, so here's that if you missed it:


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