Derek Stepan took part in the morning skate at the Bell Centre and played with his usual line alongside Rick Nash and Chris Kreider. Nice job done by the Rangers equipment managers not making Stepan look like Bane. Though that extra strip of yellow padding makes it pretty obvious that he is really pushing himself to play. This is for certain, Stepan is tougher than you and I. He looks poised to play tonight, though final word has not been given as of yet.