Stepan (ribs) will not play on Thursday; possible for Friday.
Stepan has been sidelined since November 27th and on Thursday he will miss his 11th consecutive game. However, it looks like there is a chance that he returns on Friday. Monitor his status prior to Friday’s contest.
Stepan suffered two broken ribs vs. the Bruins and will miss at least one month. Stepan has had an OK start to the season, posting 12 points (6G / 6A) in 23 games. He will be out until early-to-mid January, which will give Kevin Hayes and Oscar Lindberg bigger offensive roles.
Stepan suffered broken ribs on Friday and is out indefinitely.
Stepan suffered two broken ribs on a hit by Bruins’ forward Matt Beleskey on Friday afternoon. With Stepan out, Kevin Hayes will centre the second line and Emerson Etem will move from the fourth to the second line right winger. There is no official timetable for Stepan’s return.
Stepan (dental work) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Stepan had his wisdom teeth extracted and screws removed from his jaw on Wednesday, but he is still expected to be in the lineup on Thursday vs. the Coyotes. If he can’t play, look for Kevin Hayes to move up in the lineup.
Stepan (dental work) did not practice on Wednesday but is expected to play on Thursday.
Stepan missed Wednesday’s practice because he had his wisdom teeth removed, but he is expected to be in the lineup on Thursday vs. the Coyotes. Stephan has three gaols, one assist and 20 shots on goal in seven contests this season. Monitor his status during Thursday’s morning skate to be sure he plays.
Stepan (illness) could return to the Rangers lineup on Sunday.
Stepan was held out of Saturday’s game with flu-like symptoms, but could be back in the lineup on Sunday. Coach Vigneault will know more tomorrow, but given the 5 pm ET start, he will likely be a game-time decision.
Stepan was listed as a game-time decision but there was less than a 50-50 chance that he would play. With Stepan out, that means that Lee Stempniak will play, he was originally expected to come out for J.T Miller.
Stepan (illness) will be a game-time decision for this afternoon’s game.
Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said that “it’s looking less than 50-50” that Stepan will play this afternoon. If Stepan is unable to play, Derick Brassard and Kevin Hayes would likely centre the top-2 lines.