Been told Derek Stepan is accompanying the Rangers on the team flight to Montreal. No word yet on J.T. Miller.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) May 26, 2014
The fact Stepan is traveling with the team leaves open the possibility for him to return in game five on Tuesday night. Depending on how much longer this series lasts, I do think it is probable that he will play. His broken jaw couldn’t have been too severe considering the circumstances. And if there isn’t a high level of risk for long term complications, it’s just a matter of pain management and adjusting to the full cage or bubble shield. My suspicion is that Stepan will skate with the team tomorrow and Tuesday, but will not play. That remains to be seen and is obviously totally speculative.