Derek Stepan’s injury leaves multiple roster options

Three cuts were made yesterday, as Matt Lombardi, Steve Kampfer, and Mike Kostka were all placed on waivers. There are more cuts coming today, as Alain Vigneault will need to trim the roster to 22-23 players. That number may or may not include Derek Stepan, who is out with a broken fibula. There are two options for the Rangers with…

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Quick injury updates: Girardi, Malone skate

Just some quick injury updates: Dan Girardi (multiple maintenance days in a row)- skated in NY, still day-to-day Ryan Malone (hip flexor) – same as Girardi, skated in NY, still day-to-day Matt Lombardi (groin) – did not skate today Derek Stepan (broken fibula) – Evan Sporer conducted a Q&A with an orthopedist, who noted the injury will keep Stepan out…

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Derek Stepan fractures left fibula, timetable unknown

Update 1pm: Stepan has a fractured left fibula, and a timetable for his return is unknown. Original Post: 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…

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Breakup day notes: Stralman, Boyle could be goners

Today was breakup day for the Rangers, and there were some interesting quotes from some of the players, and not all were good. Dan Girardi suffered a broken pinkie in Game Two against the Kings, per Andrew Gross. I thought he was hurt, but I thought he was more banged up. Anton Stralman said that his family and security are…

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No Talbot at practice, Miller good to go

Some quick practice notes this morning, aside from the end of John Moore’s suspension. First, Cam Talbot was not at practice, and there is no update on his status. Talbot suffered from an undisclosed injury in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals, and has been day-to-day since. Also, J.T. Miller, who hurt his shoulder in the Eastern Conference Finals,…

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Practice notes: Talbot misses second straight practice

Per Katie Strang, Cam Talbot sat out for a second straight practice with an undisclosed injury. This is relatively minor in the grand scheme of things, because Talbot and/or LeNeveu would only see ice time if Hank gets hurt, forgets how to play goalie, or goes nuts and disappears to Africa to hang with Dave Chappelle. I asked Jim Cerny if Talbot…

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Stepan, Lindberg travel to Montreal

Per Pat Leonard, Derek Stepan indeed traveled with the team to Montreal for Game Five tonight. Alain Vigneault noted that Stepan will get a look in the morning skate before he makes his decision on inserting him into the lineup. As expected, Stepan will wear full face protection (cage) if he plays. Also, Oscar Lindberg traveled with the team to…

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Stepan out, Miller in tonight

Alain Vigneault announced yesterday that J.T. Miller would be returning to the lineup, probably in light of the Dan Carcillo suspension. Some doubt may have been cast when Derick Brassard announced he would be returning tonight, but now with the confirmed news that Derek Stepan will be out with his broken jaw (not surprising, despite what Doctors Gallagher and Briere…

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Brass to return for Game 4; Stepan likely out

According to the internet, Derick Brassard will be back in the lineup tomorrow. Although, Katie Strang tweeted the following quote from AV, “He didn’t tell me. That’s good news.” Either way, expect Brass back in the lineup.  Stepan is likely out after having surgery on his broken jaw on Friday due to the illegal hit he suffered from Brandon Prust. Prust…

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Stepan has surgery for broken jaw

Per Renaud Lavoie, quoting Alain Vigneault, Derek Stepan had surgery on a broken jaw today. The injury came from the hit delivered by Brandon Prust.  This is not good news for the Rangers.