Derek Stepan is out of sight out of coach Alain Vigneault’s mind and off the published roster as the Rangers head west for four days of practice followed by four exhibition matches in five days while the unsigned center remains locked in a contract dispute whose end is not in sight either.

“At this time now I’m functioning as if he’s not here” Vigneault said following Wednesday’s session during which the club worked exclusively on the power play. “I look at Oscar [Lindberg] the way he’s skating. I really liked Monte Cristo Danny [Kristo]. I really liked Danny. I like young [Jesper] Fast also.

“[In envisioning the team] I’m looking at duos like Richie [Brad Richards] and Nash I’d like to see if that can work out” he said. “I’m looking at [Derick] Brassard and [Benoit] Pouliot; I’ve looked at [Dominic] Moore or Brian Boyle with Dorsett.

“Ryan [Callahan] is not here Haggy [Carl Hagelin] is not here and Stepan’s not here” said Vigneault. “I’m playing the guys who are here.”

Stepan and the Rangers as The Post has previously reported are approximately $1 million apart over two years with the center seeking $3.5 million per season and management having offered approximately $2.9 million a year.

Johan Hedberg opted out of his tryout agreement with the Rangers Wednesday morning when told by Vigneault he might or might not get to play one-half of the club’s final exhibition game in Las Vegas against the Kings on Sept. 27 after Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron play the first three matches of the trip.

Cam Talbot remains on the roster and did accompany the team on its flight Wednesday to Banff where the Blueshirts will encamp through Sunday but unless something unforeseen intervenes the Lundqvist-Biron goaltending tandem will remain intact.

“We talked with [general manager] Glen [Sather] and his staff and with [goaltending coach] Benoit [Allaire] thinking about how we were going to use Henrik and we figured with four games in five nights the best way to get him ready was to play him the first game [on Monday] in Calgary and the game [Thursday] in Vancouver” Vigneault said. “If he’s playing those two and I want to give a full game to Marty [Tuesday in Edmonton] then there’s only one game left [in Las Vegas].

“So I called Johan this morning and said ‘Listen there’s a possibility you might get half a game but there’s also a possibility you might not get a game depending on how things unfold’” Vigneault said. “A veteran player a guy well respected across the league I wanted him to hear it from me and I left the decision up to him.

“He decided to stay back.”