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Stepan Unlikely To Reach Deal Before Rangers' Season Opener

Stepan_2013It appears Derek Stepans contract dispute with the Rangers will spill into the regular season.

Stepan, New Yorks leading scorer last year, is unlikely to be on the teams roster when it opens in Phoenix on Oct. 3, according to TSNs Darren Dreger.

At 23, hes already played three full seasons (or two-and-a-half, depending on how you classify the shortened season) and 37 playoff games. He also projects to be New Yorks No. 1 center this year, regardless of how much the club likes its depth down the middle.

Source: Pro Hockey Talk


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