Rangers center Derek Stepan returns to practice

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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