Update, 12:55 p.m.:
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Stepan will likely not play tonight in Vancouver or tomorrow in Las Vegas and meet up with the team in New York on Sunday.
…makes sense. He is likely not in any kind of game shape. Hopefully a good week of practice will get him up to date.
Update, 12:45 p.m.:
Told the Stepan deal is done with Rangers…
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) September 26, 2013
LeBrun says deal is 2-years, $6.15 million total
Various reports indicate both Stepan and Rangers are in agreement on a two-year deal. Final total expected to be in neighbourhood of $6.5M,
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 26, 2013
Friedman added that the number is not exact.
…if this is true…
…in the end, it looks like both sides got smart and met in the middle. Now let's get ready for the season!!!!!!
…wonder which current roster player pays the price to keep the Rangers under the cap with Stepan now in the fold.