Derek Stepan C NYR 15 Days

Stepan sustained an upper-body injury in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

The center ended up seeing a season-low 6:55 of ice time after exiting in the second period with the injury. There's no word yet regarding the severity of the ailment or how it was acquired, putting his availability in question for the Rangers' next game Thursday in Boston.

Derek Stepan C NYR 15 Days

Stepan appeared to suffer an undisclosed injury in the second period of Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

After taking a shift earlier in the second, Stepan remained on the bench for the remainder of the period. He then stayed in the locker room following the intermission, suggesting he might be dealing with some sort of ailment. Expect the Rangers to provide an update on his condition after the match.

Derek Stepan C NYR 18 Days

Stepan contributed a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the Sharks.

Stepan now has 27 points (six goals) in 27 games on the season, to go with a plus-10 rating. With 21 assists, Stepan is once again proving to be one of the best set-up men around. He's only been held off the scoresheet nine times this season, making him a safe and reliable fantasy option in almost all leagues. With the red-hot Rangers having lost only once in their last 14 games, Stepan, who is on pace for 70 points, should be an automatic roll every night he's in action.

Derek Stepan C NYR 18 Days

Stepan had a pair of assists in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.

It's the veteran center's sixth multi-point effort of the season and snaps a three game point-scoring drought. Despite missing the first month of the season, if the 24-year-old (27 points in 27 games) can continue to put up efforts like tonight, he has a chance to eclipse the 60-point mark for the first time in his five year career.

Derek Stepan C NYR 28 Days

Stepan collected three assists in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Panthers.

Wednesday was the second time in the last three games that Stepan has posted three points, and the star center now has six goals and 19 assists in 23 games on the year after beginning the season on IR with a broken leg.

Derek Stepan C NYR 1 Month

Stepan doubled his goal total Saturday, accounting for all three of the Rangers' tallies to garner his third NHL hat trick in a 3-1 win over the Devils.

Stepan rationed out his goals evenly, potting a shortie in the first period, a power-play goal in the second and an empty-netter in the game's final minute. The goals accounted for all three of his shot attempts -- how's that for efficiency? Step now has a five-game point streak rolling, and he's now above a point-per-game pace. Make sure he's glued to a spot in your lineup.

Derek Stepan C NYR 1 Month

Stepan registered an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 triumph over the Capitals.

Stepan has pointed in four consecutive games, mostly serving in a facilitating capacity for the Rangers' top line. The center is only attempting just over two shots per game and only has three goals in 20 contests, but the talent surrounding him at both even strength and with the man advantage should continue to result in crooked assist totals.

Derek Stepan C NYR 1 Month

Stepan scored a wraparound goal, added a shorthanded assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Flames.

Stepan's point production had slowed recently, as he'd managed just a lone assist over the last four games, so it's good to see him pick things up again offensively and post his first positive rating since a plus-2 performance Nov. 28. He remains, however, a liability in the faceoff circle, as Step's 9-and-9 performance Tuesday is about as much as you can expect from him. He hasn't had more wins than losses at the dot in almost a month, dating back to Nov. 17.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 Months

Stepan recorded his 14th assist of the season in Saturday's win over the Canucks.

Stepan didn't attempt any shots in the game, but didn't need to in a game the Rangers dominated from the opening puck drop. He's only potted two goals in his 15 games on the season, but that number should rise once his current 5.6 shooting percentage more closely approaches his 11.1 percent career rate.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 Months

Stepan assisted on all three of the Rangers' goals in Friday's triumph over the Flyers.

Stepan was credited with an assist at even strength, with the man advantage, and on the penalty kill, showcasing the versatility he offers as the Rangers' top-line center. He's shown no ill effects since returning from the fractured fibula that kept him out of action until Nov. 8, producing two goals and nine helpers over 10 games.