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NY Rangers centre Derek Stepan breaks lower left leg during conditioning drill at practice

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. - New York Rangers centre Derek Stepan has broken his lower left leg during a conditioning drill.

The Rangers say it's unclear how long Stepan will be sidelined. The 24-year-old Stepan missed a scrimmage on Sunday and preseason game on Monday with a leg injury.

After several X-rays, he was cleared to take part in fitness testing on Wednesday.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault (vihn-YOH') says Stepan got hurt despite three X-rays and "feeling really good the last 48 hours."

Vigneault says after the final X-ray, "everything looked normal and good to go. Then he stepped on the ice and unfortunately got hurt."

The Rangers season opener is Oct. 9.

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