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Derek Stepan awaits clearance

Updated: May 27, 2014, 2:14 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

MONTREAL -- The New York Rangers, just one win from advancing to the Stanley Cup finals, may receive an extra boost from the return of forward Derek Stepan for Game 5 against the Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Stepan, who suffered a broken jaw in Game 3, participated in the morning skate at Bell Centre on Tuesday, wearing a full facial protector just four days after undergoing surgery to repair the fracture.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said the team's medical staff will huddle ...

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