Thursday, February 28, 2013
By Victoria Matiash
UPDATE: No official word yet, but we could see the New York Rangers' star winger back in the lineup when the club hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning. The squad's blue line is set to get a boost as well.
ESPN.com's Katie Strang suggests both Rick Nash and top-pair defenseman Ryan McDonagh are poised to return to the lineup Thursday evening.
UPDATE: As reported by ESPNNewYork.com's Katie Strang, the sighting of winger Rick Nash (suspected concussion) Tuesday morning is good news for fans of the New York Rangers.
"... Nash was back on the ice (wearing contact jersey) with the team for the morning skate as the Rangers prepare to host the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. It is not yet clear whether Nash be available to play, but his presence is a good sign for the ailing club ..."
The Rangers have yet to win (0-2-1) without Nash in the lineup.
Star forward Rick Nash could be back in the lineup Saturday. That's the hope of the New York Rangers, is any case.
The New York Post reports Nash will miss Thursday's tilt with the Ottawa Senators but could be ready to go against the Montreal Canadiens on the weekend. It's believed Nash is suffering from some lingering issues after having his head rammed into the glass by Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic last week. Unsurprisingly, the Rangers aren't revealing much in regards to the suspected injury.
Mirroring Tuesday's arrangement, Marian Gaborik is expected to repeat as fill-in for Nash on the first line with Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin. Young forward Chris Kreider -- yo-yo-ing between the NHL and AHL in recent days -- is again slated to compete with Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan.