Derek Stepan C NYR 4 days ago

Stepan tallied a pair of assists, a plus-3 rating and a pair of penalty minutes Thursday in a 5-1 victor over Ottawa.

That's a couple big games in his last three for Step, who's collected three goals and two assists in that span. He's doing a good job making up the ground he lost while slumping through late February and the majority of March.

Derek Stepan C NYR 1 week ago

Stepan's three-point (two goals, one assist) effort helped rout the Ducks 7-2 on Sunday.

That's a big collective sigh for Stepan and company who hadn't scored more than two goals in a game in almost two weeks. As for the slumping Stepan, it's his first point in 12 tilts and first goal in 15 games. Although the 24-year-old has been alarmingly inconsistent since the beginning of the calendar year, perhaps this can get him moving in the right direction again. The Minnesota native is a plus-19 with 46 points in 57 games played.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 weeks ago

Stepan recorded a team-high six shots on goal in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Blackhawks.

Stepan has been struggling lately, so it was good to at least see him getting a lot of chances. Despite his recent cold stretch, the center still has 11 goals and 32 assists in 55 games on the season, so there's reason to believe he'll break through on the score sheet soon.

Derek Stepan C NYR 1 month ago

Stepan contributed two assists and had six shots on goal in Sunday's win over the Blue Jackets.

Stepan's absolutely rolling right now, with four of his last five games being multi-point outings. The second-line center now has 43 points and a plus-15 rating in 44 games on the season. He should be rolled with confidence, as his superb consistency makes him one of the more reliable centers in fantasy.

Derek Stepan C NYR 1 month ago

Stepan rattled off his third consecutive multi-point effort Thursday, scoring a goal and adding an assist in a shootout loss to Vancouver.That's seven points over the last three games -- with a plus-3 rating and four PIM to boot -- for the highly talented centerman, who's now barely shy of a point-per-game pace now with 41 in 42 on the season. He should clear 60 points for the first time this year despite having missed time to injury.

Derek Stepan C NYR 1 month ago

Stepan collected a goal and two assists in Monday's 6-5 win over the Islanders.Stepan's production dropped a bit as he dealt with the flu, but he's now gathered five points in his last two contests after his two assist game on Saturday. He missed some time at the beginning of the season, but with 39 points in 41 games, the center is just off of a point-per-game pace.

Derek Stepan C NYR 1 month ago

Stepan gathered two assists in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes.Stepan had been held off the scoresheet while going a collective minus-5 in his previous three games. It's possible his performance had been suffering from his recent return from a bout with the flu, but now that he's a week removed from the illness, his production could begin to take off again.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 months ago

Stepan (illness) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Maple Leafs.

Stepan missed Saturday's contest due to the illness, but his return to health was quick enough, as he is back in the lineup again Sunday for a matchup with Toronto. The 24-year-old center has 34 points (nine goals, 25 assists) in 36 games this season, and will look to add to his totals against against a porous Maple Leafs' defense allowing 3.02 goals per game.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 months ago

Coach Alain Vigneault said that he expects to have Stepan (flu) available for Sunday's game against the Stars, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

It was announced just a few hours before Saturday's loss to the Predators that Stepan had been dealing with an illness and would be unable to play. Fortunately, it sounds like the worst of Stepan's symptoms could be behind him, but the Rangers probably won't have a firm declaration on the center's status until reevaluating him Sunday morning. The Rangers lost Jasper Fast to a knee sprain Saturday, and with Stepan's status also unclear, don't be surprised if the team calls up a forward from AHL Hartford prior to Sunday's match.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 months ago

Stepan (flu) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Predators, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Stepan didn't even take part in warmups for the Rangers, so he'll presumably rest up at the team hotel as he looks to nurse himself back to full health. The Rangers will likely check back on his condition Sunday morning before determining if he'll be fit to play later that evening against the Stars. Lee Stempniak will join the lineup in place of Stepan on Saturday.