BOSTON -- New York Rangers center Derek Stepan sustained broken ribs during the second period of a 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Friday and will be out indefinitely, coach Alain Vigneault said.
Stepan was injured 8:06 into the second period when he made a pass up the right side of the Rangers' zone and was hit on the forecheck by Bruins forward Matt Beleskey. Stepan hit the wall awkwardly and had to be attended to by a trainer. Stepan skated off and didn't miss a shift the rest of the second period, but he did not play in the third.
"We lost a really good player and a key player for us, and hopefully he's going to be back soon," Rangers forward Derick Brassard said.