Stepan Not At Practice: No Need To Be Concerned

December 2, 2011, by

When Derek Stepan blocked that shot last night, and needed help getting off the ice, Ranger-nation held their collective breath. Luckily, Stepan didn’t miss a beat, and was out for his next shift. Clearly there was no damage done to the ankle, or else he would not have come back into the game.

However, that doesn’t mean that the Rangers won’t rest their prized young center when something like this happens; and that is exactly what they did. Stepan was not on ice at practice, as he was resting his ankle. It is likely that Stepan has a contusion or a bruise on his ankle, and nothing more. I would be shocked if he misses a game.

So again, back away from the cliff (specifically you prukachu). It’s hockey, stuff like this happens.

Categories : Injuries

One comment

  1. bob says:

    He’s probably has a golf ball size bruise and there is no way he wants to put a skate on.I have been hit with 80 something mile slapshots and I can relate.That Mitchell one was a little scary though.He almost got it in the eye.He was an inch or two from losing his eye.