Friday October 31st, 2014

New York Rangers center Derek Stepan is back on the ice for practice Friday, the first time since breaking his fibula in training camp.

A tweet by Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News shows Stepan in skates and a yellow non-contact jersey:

Stepan suffered the fracture in a non-contact drill on Sept. 24, two weeks after getting hit in the leg by a Dan Girardi shot in a pre-camp scrimmage. He is eligible to come off the long-term injured reserve list on Monday, but there is no word yet on whether he will play against the Blues.

The 24-year-old finished last season with 57 points and a career-high 40 assists.

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The Rangers are currently 5-4-0 with 13 points. They play the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. 

- Danielle Zhu


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