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Derek Stepan and Team USA Olympics hockey update; Stepan scratched from game against Russia

The Star Gazette will continually update this story through the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Hastings native Derek Stepan is playing for the men's hockey team at the game.

He is a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against Russia.


The United States men's Olympic hockey team beat Slovakia this morning in the first game of the men's hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia.

Hastings native Derek Stepan was a healthy scratch in the game.

Team USA will face Russia in the second round on Saturday, Feb. 15. The game will begin at 6:30 a.m. local time and will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network.