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Nash leaves Swiss game with shoulder injury

Sep 28, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT

Rick Nash AP

Rick Nash hurt his shoulder while playing for HC Davos, according to agent Joe Resnick via Darren Dreger. He was removed from the game and he will need to be re-evaluated.

It’s not clear at this point how much time he’ll miss due to the injury, but Resnick said he was taken out of the contest for precautionary reasons. Resnick also wanted to kill the speculation that Nash suffered a head injury rather than a shoulder problem.

The nightmare scenario for any NHL player in Europe is that they’ll suffer a significant injury during the lockout.

Prior to the lockout, the NHLPA sent a memo to the players with a warning that NHL clubs were likely to suspend them without pay if they got hurt while playing overseas. For that reason, the union recommended that players insure their contracts.

Nash has been playing with Joe Thornton and the two had an explosive debut with Davos.

  1. antkowiak666 - Sep 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    this is exactly what i have been saying since the get go.even though this injury might not be serious, just wait til one of the elite NHL players suffers a season ending injury,then the owners decide to have a season.who’s to blame?!

    • jimw81 - Sep 28, 2012 at 11:49 PM

      Can I take a wild guess? Is it Gary and Owners? If i was Jim Dolan and Rangers, I would be piss right now.

    • claysbar - Sep 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM

      The player. Even the worst paid player in the league makes mid to high five figures. You choose to work in a union job, take the good with the bad. How many of those union bosses are picking up the phone? Lending you $50 buck for the week? Not a one of these mother humpers has any right to compain about anything. Your boss is supposed to make more money than you!! If/when you are willing to put up the money, then DO IT!! You are employees!!!

      • claysbar - Sep 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM

        Showing up on time, doing your job is never a reason for a raise. ITS YOUR JOB TO BE THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!! If the money is not good enough for you, do something else!! QUIT crying!!

      • eyeh8goodell - Sep 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

        So tell me, without these particular NHL caliber hockey players what is it exactly that the owners have to offer as a business product? As you can see, the NHL level players don’t need the NHL owners to make money playing hockey. The owners. however, need NHL level players to sell their product. Nobody is going to pay to watch minor league level players wearing NHL laundry. THAT is the difference. The owners need the players more than the players need the NHL because, as you can see, they’re just drawing a paycheck someplace else for playing hockey.

  2. phillyphan93 - Sep 28, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    As much as i would like to take this time to get on Rangers fans, i cant. The lockout is terrible for the sport, if something like this happened to the Flyers i would not be happy. How are these sports leagues run by idiots?

  3. zetaone - Sep 29, 2012 at 1:47 AM

    I don’t think an NHL team should be responsible for paying the salary of an NHL player (once the lockout ends) for the duration of their injury if they should happen to get hurt playing for any other team than they have a contract with.

    Or else everyone will turn into a bunch of Rick Dipietros (career IR)

    • stakex - Sep 29, 2012 at 3:19 AM

      They don’t have to. A player hurt playing for another team during the lockout will be suspended from their NHL team, without pay, until they are fit to play again.

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