Found September 19, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Derek Stepan is out of sight out of coach Alain Vigneault’s mind and off the published roster as the Rangers head west for four days of practice followed by four exhibition matches in five days while the unsigned center remains locked in a contract dispute whose end is not in sight either. “At this time now I’m functioning as if he’s not here” Vigneault said following Wednesday’s session during which the club worked exclusively on the power play. “I look at Oscar [Lindberg] the way he’s skating. I really liked Monte Cristo Danny [Kristo]. I really liked Danny. I like young [Jesper] Fast also. “[In envisioning the team] I’m looking at duos like Richie [Brad Richards] and Nash I’d like to see if that can work out” he said. “I’m looking at [Derick] Brassard and [Benoit] Pouliot; I’ve looked at [Dominic] Moore or Brian Boyle with Dorsett. “Ryan [Callahan] is not here Haggy [Carl Hagelin] is not here and Stepan’s not here” said Vigneault. “I’m playing the guys who are her
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