Ottawa Sentators’ Derek Stepan (shoulder) needs surgery, out for season

Feb 17, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators forward Derek Stepan (21) skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto defeated Ottawa 2-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators forward Derek Stepan requires surgery on his injured left shoulder and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

General manager Pierre Dorion said Stepan will have the surgery to repair his damaged labrum later this week. The Sens put Stepan on injured reserve last week.

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Stepan, 30, dislocated his shoulder during the first period of Ottawa’s 5-4 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 23.

Stepan has recorded six points (one goal, five assists) in 20 games during his first season with the Senators. Ottawa acquired Stepan from the Arizona Coyotes in December for a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Drafted 51st overall in 2008 by the Rangers, Stepan spent his first seven seasons in New York before moving to Arizona in a trade prior to the 2017-18 season. He has 485 points (168 goals, 317 assists) in 759 career games with the Rangers, Coyotes and Senators.

–Field Level Media