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Derek Stepan Leaves Game Two After Hard Hit

Derek Stepan has gone back to the Rangers dressing room during the third period of game two.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Late in the third period of game two, Derek Stepan was on the receiving end of a hard hit by Ben Lovejoy that went uncalled by the referees.

Stepan and Lovejoy were racing for a puck at the Penguins end of the ice, when Lovejoy rides Stepan into the boards. Stepan remained on the ice for a few seconds before slowly skating to the bench. A few minutes after that, he returned to the Rangers dressing room accompanied by Jim Ramsay.

Update: With 2:45 remaining in the third period, Derek Stepan returned to the Rangers' bench.