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How Does Stepan Compare to Other First Line Centers?

Perhaps it’s just the Rangers fans that I’ve surrounded myself with on Twitter, message boards, etc. (basically all I have since I live in the great state of Tennessee), but I noticed more negative comments and posts than usual about Derek Stepan last year. Coming off the lockout-shortened season in which the young man paced continue reading...
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Derek Stepan’s injury is bad, but not insurmountable for the Rangers

Derek Stepan’s fractured fibula is the first of many challenges the Rangers will face this season. It sucks, but thankfully the timing of the injury doesn’t make his loss insurmountable. The four to six week diagnosis just isn’t long enough to hammer an early nail into the Rangers’ playoff coffin. If the timetable the Rangers released continue reading...
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Now Playing Center For The New York Rangers…Marty St. Louis?

Now that the shock of Derek Stepan being lost for the next 4-6 weeks is beginning to wear off, the Rangers got back to business yesterday trying to figure out how they’re going to move forward. And as is the case with any great team, one of the Rangers top players is stepping up to bat. According to Alain Vigneault, 39-year old winger Martin St. Louis volunteered to take the place...
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Rangers News: Replacing Derek Stepan

The New York Rangers are looking to fill a roster hole with center Derek Stepan out for the next four to six weeks with a broken fibula. Andrew Gross of The Record described the incident:Derek Stepan hard to the ice during conditioning test, helped off clutching left knee/leg. Audibly and visibly in pain.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) September 24, 2014 Now the question is, who...
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New York Rangers: How to deal with Stepan injury

The New York Rangers went into Wednesday’s conditioning tests with two openings at center. They ended with a third. Derek Stepan, who was listed as day-to-day after blocking a shot earlier in training camp, fractured his fibula while skating. His current timetable to return is four to six weeks. VIDEO: "You've got 2 look at the positive side of things"-#NYR @DerekStepan21...
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Rangers Injury Update: Derek Stepan suffers broken fibula, out 4-6 weeks

Bad news for the New York Rangers. Rangers forward Derek Stepan will be missing the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken fibula during an on-ice workout on Wednesday morning.#450709778 / gettyimages.comStepan was taking part in a full-ice sprint across the ice. He started skating forward and just before getting to full speed Stepan fell to the ice on his knees. He was helped...
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Derek Stepan's broken leg is terrible news for Rangers

Derek Stepan's leg is broken, and the New York Rangers may be in big trouble. The team announced the news on Wednesday afternoon; earlier in the day, Stepan went down during practice with an apparent non-contact injury. It wasn't a good sign, and the end result was about as bad as it could get. There's no timetable, but it's easy to imagine him missing several months...
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Stepan Fractures Fibula

Four days after suffering a foot contusion due to blocking a shot that forced him to miss Sunday’s team scrimmage as well as Monday’s preseason game against the Devils, Derek Stepan went down again this morning with what looks like a serious left knee injury… #NYR Injury Update: @DerekStepan21 suffered a fractured fibula and is meeting with estimate yet on how long...
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Derek Stepan injured at practice, oh crap!

Uh oh. Appears Derek Stepan needed to be helped off ice after going down hard while doing on-ice conditioning here in Greenburgh — Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) September 24, 2014 Contrary to popular #NYRTwitterati belief, the Rangers don’t have great depth. They are deep at certain positions, but are fresh pasta dough thin at center. If continue reading...
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Derek Stepan helped off ice after left leg injury

Derek Stepan was helped off the ice during conditioning drills today, clutching his left leg in pain. This is unrelated to Stepan missing a day due to a bruised foot, and it is a giant red flag when a player goes down without contact. According to Larry Brooks, he simply fell to the ice. Obviously […] The post Derek Stepan helped off ice after left leg injury appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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