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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Stepan suffers broken fibula, out 4-6 weeks

By on 9/24/2014 06:00:00 PM

Bad news for the New York Rangers. Rangers forward Derek Stepan will be missing the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken fibula during an on-ice workout on Wednesday morning.

Stepan was taking part in a full-ice sprint across the ice. He started skating forward and just before getting to full speed Stepan fell to the ice on his knees. He was helped off the ice by teammates Martin St Louis and Mats Zuccarello.

Stepan was already suffering a lower-body (foot) injury after blocking a shot a little over two weeks ago.  The x-rays kept coming back negative so he took the ice when he was feeling ready.

The x-rays after the fall on Wednesday mornings practice showed Stepan suffered a broken fibula. The earliest he is expected to return is in November assuming all goes well, means he could miss up to 12 or more regular season games.

Last season Stepan played 82 games, had 17 goals and 40 assists.

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