As AV thought might be the case, Rangers confirm Derek Stepan will miss 4-6 weeks with a non-displaced fractured left fibula.
Sporting News "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...." September 24
NHL.com "New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan still can't eat solid foods. After a hit early in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final from Montreal Canadiens forward and former teammate Brandon Prust fractured his jaw, Stepan had surgery and will be eating through a straw for roughly the next six..." May 30
New York Post "Derek Stepan was on the Bell Centre ice for the Rangers in Tuesday night’s Game 5. Montreal’s Brandon Prust was not, serving the second of his two-game suspension for breaking the jaw of the Rangers top-line center with a late hit 2:55 into the first period of Game 3. Even though they lost..." May 28
Newark Star-Ledger "Derek Stepan looked very much like he was ready to return to the Rangers' lineup when he took part in the team's Tuesday morning skate in the Bell Centre. But Stepan, who centered a line with Rick Nash and Chris Kreider, needed to be cleared by the three doctors traveling with the..." May 27
AV said Stepan (broken jaw) stopped by Garden this morning (obviously didn't skate) and is now home. Not playing tonight.
Pro Hockey Talk "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..." May 24
NHL.com "New York Rangers center Derek Stepan sustained a broken jaw in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday, coach Alain Vigneault said Friday. Stepan was having surgery when Vigneault spoke to the media shortly before 1 p.m. ET. Vigneault said he wouldn't know more about a timeframe for..." May 24
Vigneault says Stepan broke his jaw.
Prust hit on Stepan will be discussed by Safety Dept at length. Very late. Not a clear headshot, but significant head contact.
St. Louis and Stepan will be game-time decisions.
New York Post "Here’s some indirect advice from one Derek to another; from the Yankees’ Jeter to the Rangers’ Stepan, who in another 10 days will be skating on the rink at the Stadium that will cover the portion of the infield on which the shortstop makes his living. That counsel, unknowingly delivered during..." January 17
New York Post "Derek Stepan is apparently no worse for the wear after taking a seemingly inadvertent shot to the head from the Capitals’ Troy Brouwer in a neutral zone collision at 0:51 of the third period that sent the Blueshirts’ center to the room for approximately 10 minutes. “I feel fine. It happens it’s..." October 18
New York Post "The Rangers roster began to take full shape on Sunday and for the first time since training camp opened that roster included Derek Stepan. The presumptive first-line center took part in a practice that lasted more than an hour days after signing his two-year $6.15 million deal. He centered a..." September 30
New York Post "Derek Stepan starts off more than two weeks behind his teammates but more important is the Rangers’ 2012-13 leading scorer will start the season with his team next Thursday night in Phoenix. “I’m not far off” Stepan whose protracted stalemate with management ended Thursday in the form of a..." September 27
New York Post "The stalemate between the Rangers and Derek Stepan appears to be coming to an end with talks between the club and its presumptive first-line center having accelerated Thursday morning sources have told The Post. It is believed the parties are zeroing in on a two-year contract worth..." September 26
New York Post "The stalemate between the Rangers and Derek Stepan has come to an end after talks between the club and its presumptive first-line center accelerated Thursday morning sources have told The Post. The parties agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth approximately $6.2 million. Stepan had been..." September 26
Yahoo! Sports "One of the best moments of Nazem Kadri’s free-agent contract squabble with the Toronto Maple Leafs was when he called out the team’s irresponsible cap management in a martyr-ish way: “I know I’m being pretty reasonable taking cap into consideration when really that’s not my job." Alas he had..." September 24
New York Post "By any objective measure the $7 million over two years Derek Stepan is attempting to get from the Rangers is below market value. The problem for Stepan is that as a Group II free agent without arbitration rights he belongs to the only class of NHL players that essentially is excluded from the..." September 22
New York Post "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..." September 19
New York Post "As time ticks away with Derek Stepan not in the Rangers training camp there’s growing doubt that when he comes back — if he comes back — that he can fit right in immediately. There was no news on Saturday concerning the restricted free agent’s contract holdout as both the team and Stepan’s..." September 15
New York Post "Derek Stepan unsigned and therefore out of camp is seeking nothing other from the Rangers than “the fair market value he has earned” Matt Oates the center’s agent told The Post on Thursday. “Derek isn’t interested in negotiating his contract through the press but there’s been a lot of..." September 13
Sportsnet.ca "If you’re an Eastern Conference club — with salary-cap space — looking to aggravate the New York Rangers field an offer sheet to restricted free agent Derek Stepan. Stepan and the Rangers remain far apart in their negotiations the New York Post reported Tuesday. According to Larry Brooks’..." September 11
New York Post "Barring an unexpected seismic shift in contract talks that have gone nowhere all summer between the Rangers and Derek Stepan the unsigned 24-year-old restricted free agent center will not report tomorrow for his physical on the first day of training camp. Thus Stepan who has remained at his home..." September 10
Tough sledding for NYR/RFA Derek Stepan. Player seeks McDonagh $ (6 x $4.7M) but no arb rights NYR holding firm on Subban level bridge deal
New York Post "One of the few question marks surrounding the Rangers before training camp opens is the status of restricted free-agent Derek Stepan. Assistant general manager Jeff Gorton said he expects a deal to get done with the 23-year-old but added the Rangers aren’t willing to break the bank to do it —..." August 12
New York Post "It ended a year ago for Derek Stepan with 13:28 of ice time in the Rangers’ elimination Game 6 against the Devils, his least amount of ice time in the playoffs. That’s how much of a struggle the tournament became for the then-sophomore pro, who recorded just one goal with eight assists in 20..." May 01
NHL.com "Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott and New York Rangers center Derek Stepan have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of April. Ovechkin led the League with 14 goals and 22 points in 13 games as the Capitals posted an 11-1-1 record..." April 29
New York Post "After an extended scoring drought, the Rangers’ offense was revitalized in back-to-back games by posting a combined seven goals — two more than they managed in their previous four contests combined. Rick Nash’s return certainly played a significant role in the four goals the Blueshirts notched..." March 03