11:20AM: Hokeh.cz spoke with the manager for Bratisslava who said that the team is talking with Stepan, “we are, we’ll see what happens.”
Reports indicate that Bratislava thought Stepan could arrive in Slovakia this week and play on Saturday, but that won’t happen.
Stepan has previously played in Bratislava with the Rangers at the start of last season and with Team USA.
9:50AM: According to a tweet from David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, Derek Stepan is drawing interest from the KHL team Slovan Bratislava.
Bratislava is where NHL players Lubomir Visnovsky and Andrej Sekera are playing. The team consists almost entirely of players from Slovakia with one player from Finland, one from Canada and one from the Czech Republic.
Former Islander Miro Satan is their captain. They are ranked seventh in the KHL Western Conference. Ryan McDonagh and Barys are in the Eastern Conference.
They would play each other on January 22nd.
The team is based out of Bratislava, Slovakia.