Wednesday September 24th, 2014

Rangers center Derek Stepan fractured his left fibula during an on-ice conditioning test Wednesday. The fracture is non-displaced and Stepan will miss four to six weeks, the team announced

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Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports Stepan's injury did not involve any contact, he "simply fell to [the] ice."

Stepan, 24, has never missed a game in his four-year NHL career. He tallied 57 points last season and another 15 points during the Rangers' playoff run. 

The Rangers open the regular season in St. Louis against the Blues on Oct. 9.

•​ Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin out 3-4 weeks with fractured thumb

•​ Red Wings' Datsyuk to miss 4-5 weeks

- Dan Gartland

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