Derek Stepan Injury: Updates on Rangers Center’s Recovery from Broken Jaw

May 23rd, 2014 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

Updates from Saturday, May 24

Katie Strang of ESPN has the latest on Derek Stepan:

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail and Arpon Basu of provide comments from Brandon Prust:

TSN's Darren Dreger has more on the center's status:

ESPN's Craig Custance has more:

Original Text

Derek Stepan crumpled to the ice on Thursday night after getting caught with a late check from Brandon Prust of the Montreal Canadiens. He managed to return to the game—won by the Canadiens 3-2 in overtime—but that hit could end up having a lasting impact in this series, as Stepan suffered a broken jaw.

His injury will require surgery. From the New York Rangers on Twitter:

SportsCenter reports that Prust has been suspended for the hit:

Somewhat surprisingly, the doctors cleared him to play after he went off the ice, per Darren Dreger of TSN:

That leaves some unanswered questions, per Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News:


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