Rangers' Stepan Avoids Concussion Wednesday Night
Still playing without Rick Nash, who likely has a concussion, Derek Stepan was the victim of an open-ice collision with Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer. Although Brouwer asserted that the incident was accidental, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault believes otherwise.
Either way, Stepan fortunately feels fine and he doesnt seem to be reading too much into the whole event.
Yeah, its part of the game, it happens, Stepan said, according to the Bergen Record. He added, Obviously I never saw him coming. I cant sit here and say if he did one thing or another. It happens, its part of the game. He said something to me on the ice that he didnt see me. Thats part of it, whatever.
Stepan went through the concussion protocol, but for now it sounds like that was a precautionary measure in his case.