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Stepan breaks fibula; Roster cuts; Opportunities at center

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Today's New York Rangers notes.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

First things first: L'shana tova to all those celebrating the new year! Wednesday was a busy, busy day in the Rangers universe. So I'll spare you all the preamble, and get right into the morning notes.

If you somehow missed it, Derek Stepan broke his fibula while taking part in the team's on-ice conditioning tests. There's a lot to dissect and discuss given this injury, so here's what you should know:

It's time like these that the Rangers overall depth at the forward position shouldn't be overlooked. [Blueshirt Banter]

Following a rookie game against the Devils, the Rangers announced their first round of roster cuts, trimming the group in camp down 20 players and to 43 in total. [Blueshirt Banter] [Ranger Rants] [Newsday]

After a shorter offseason, and knowing all-too-well about overcoming slow starts, Alain Vigneault is focused on making sure the Rangers abbreviated offseason doesn't take its toll. [NY Post]

Banter cartoons? Banter cartoons! [Blueshirt Banter]