Practice Buzz: Derek Stepan Likely To Play Game 5

Derek Stepan's Face Shield (NYR)

Derek Stepan’s Face Shield (NYR)

The Rangers took to the ice and Derek Stepan was with them. The injured centered was wearing a full face shield to protect his surgically repaired jaw. As per Alain Vigneault, Stepan must be cleared by doctors in order to play.

Over on the Canadiens side, Carey Price took to the ice in full pads for the first time since his injury in game 1.  

Michel Therrein has already ruled out his #1 goalie for tonight. However, you can start the rumor mill if the Habs win tonight and extend the series.

Here are interviews from both the NYR and Canadiens:

NYR: HENRIK LUNDQVIST

NYR: RYAN MCDONAGH / MARTY ST. LOUIS

MTL: ALEX GALCHENYUK

MTL: MAX PACIORETTY

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