10:18AM: Larry Brooks tweets that there has been no progress in the Rangers talks with Stepan and that he will miss the opening day of trainign camp.
7:39AM: In the Daily News, Pat Leonard writes that it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Rangers and Derek Stepan come to terms on a new deal today and avoid having the Rangers top center miss any time in training camp.
The Rangers report to training camp today but do not get on the ice until tomorrow.
He says that the Rangers are offering Stepan a deal close to $2.5 million while Stepan is seeking more than $3 million and also looking for more than two years.
Del Zotto told the Daily News that Stepan is a quality player who is a big part of the team. He also said that his situation is part of the business of hockey and something that has happened before.
THIS SECTION is about Stepan’s contract talks.