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It took several weeks, but Rangers forward Derek Stepan was back at Rangers practice on Sunday as he works to get up to speed before Thursday's regular season opener against the Phoenix Coyotes.

After practice Stepan, as well as teammates Michael Del Zotto, Ryan Callahan, Henrik Lundqvist and head coach Alain Vigneault, discussed his return to the lineup and what he brings to the team heading into the 2013-14 campaign.

How excited to are you to see Stepan back with the Rangers at practice? Let us know in the comments below.

Sep 29 - 9:30pm